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... ourselves almost surrounded at one point by 4x4s and scrambler motorbikers stirring up the sand with their tyres. They seemed to be based out of some ramshackle mud houses within a long and wide strip of the poisonous gourd trees. Lahsen explains that when the rain comes down off the mountains once a year it washes along here in a wide river, and takes with it all the dwellings which are then rebuilt annually. As the sun beats down, we trek on and begin our climb. I ...
... he starts yelling at the gendarme, venting out all his frustration. Great. Now I’m going to be stuck in the absolute middle of nowhere with no ride.
Luckily the police wasn’t in a bit more civilized mood than my driver and kept his temper under control until my driver cooled off, got back in the car… and both vehicles steered clear of each other…
Tignouite is an “in between” town ...
Day 055: 2 hours, 4.3 kms
Just a stone's throw away is Zaouia Tamada, which is partly ruins, partly still inhabited and doesn’t take me long to explore. As I’m about to leave, a couple old fellows by the side of the road advise me "you really should visit the old castle", pointing to a dirt road going deep into the oasis. I’m not really in the mood for doing a long side trip, but go ...
... including us, slept on the rooftop with rugs, blankets and cushions - under an amazing display of stars - as Khalid said an 'infinity star accommodation". It really was an experience.
Our family now has a standing invitation to stay with our Amazigh
Bedouin friends any time - on the edge of the Sahara desert.
80% of moroccans are Amazigh people. (pronounced amazir.). Amazigh
... br> on the corner shop there was a large bowl with five goats heads in the
raw, in behind the various pieces of meat hanging up for view, please do
not embarrass us by asking about refrigeration!
Looking at the content of the shops everything was at a very basic low-cost range of goods, which I guess is to be expected.
the Western Union office, where you can change money, is not open today
Saturday. On ...