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... where they make cooking and cosmetic products from almonds.
Driving through the mountains we passed so many tiny red clay villages. They all look abandoned, there's no colours or cars or movement. Sometimes there is just a donkey tied up out the front in the street :) The country we are passing through is Berber country - they are the Moroccan aborigines. They live very primitively no one seems to have a job instead they work ...
... about 45 minutes of a Mexican Stand-off, with the locals trying to intimidate Drew,( who was hopping mad but very restrained) and not succeeding, we set off on our way leaving a rather rattled local driver rethinking his approach to both driving and having it out with foreigners I’m sure.
After that it was a fairly straight run into Marrakesh. Hopes were high we would be there by early afternoon. What was that I keep saying about "best ...
... way at the top of the hill, where you get a good view of the whole area and we sit in the shade to rest. Suddenly I hear a familiar voice. “Phillips!” I look over and see a familiar face… Yep, it’s another of my former students! Now this is getting downright weird. It’s the fifth time I’ve run into a student while out on the road, far from Casablanca. First in Ouarzazate (right near this very spot!), then ...
... not a very reliable water source.
But there is water in it now, and up ahead there is a small gorge that looks kind of interesting, so I head down to check it out. There I follow a trail for a little ways until I get tired of having to ford the stream back and for… back up to the road. Here I go around bend and… lo and behold, the Ait Ben Haddou Oasis, a long, wide cultivated area along the riverbed. But this isn’t the ...
... of stops as we drove along but my absolute favourite was when we stopped to feed wild Barbary Apes. For anyone who has been to Gibraltar, these are the same apes. These ones were really well behaved, friendly and extremely cute. We had mums with babies coming up to us and letting us feed them nuts and dates.
One town we stopped in was Fes. It is the oldest medieval city in the Arab world. Fes is home to the biggest Medina in Morocco. A Medina is a walled ...