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... says he knows the way and we can follow him. Eventually we find the right place. Turns out its much further along the road, a temporary stop because of the festival, and bus arrives promptly at 2:30. Man from coach office has now walked up the road to check us onto the bus, so why on earth didn't he tell us he was coming this way?
The bus speeds on along the main road and we note that every ridge is manned by smartly dressed gendarmes as if they have a surfeit of ...
... The afternoon sun on the ever-changing colours of the rocks produced spectacular effects, with each turn of the road bringing startling and breathtaking views.
Ait Ben Haddou itself was no less spectacular, a walled village constructed almost entirely from mud. Perhaps I don't need to say too much about it, as thousands of visitors have written their views of this tourist attraction. Fortunately, towards the end of the afternoon ...
... in Egypt. The last Berber group are the Shluh (?). This group has the most African roots of all the groups, and settled in the South of Morocco in the Draa Valley. This area is considered the gateway to Europe, since caravans needed to come through Morocco.
... something along that line.
We finished the evening at a hotel which was included in the tour and had dinner as a group where we had soup and chicken tajine then it was off to bed. I found it annoying that a few of the others complained about the food.
After an included breakfast we got on the road early again, another full day in the van, but at least we would reach our goal in the end and be riding camels into the desert.
I love ...
... are able to plant, tend and harvest when surrounded by ever increasing sand, scrub brush and rocks.
Oh, did I mention we were climbing this whole time?? The higher we got, the narrower the road got. Did I mention we were zig sagging up this mountain too? The lanes would at best allow two cars to pass each direction – provided one of them was willing to put two wheels into the shoulder! we would catch up with a car in front ...