Maison D'Hote Zouala
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... military bases and we arrive at a tiny airport, next to a large military installation with thousands of soldiers (our guide said the military declines to divulge much information about the activities at any of their bases), in the midst of a very stark desert landscape. We are in the northern reaches of the Sahara desert, and will be driving another two hours further into the Sahara for our overnight stay this evening.
Only 20 minutes from Errichidia, we crest a ...
... collect sun hats and head off to the gorge which is 800 metres away. It's Sunday and a hive of activity as the locals paddle in the river, splash in the mini waterfalls and picnic in the small palmerie at the entrance to the gorge. Would you believe it, ten minutes into our walk (which is stunning BTW) and it starts to rain. First small spots, then heavier spots until finally it is pouring down. Our attempts to shelter under palm trees are of little use. The wind whips up and ...
And then I’m off, across the vast open wasteland. But it’s not going to be another 20 kilometers of monotony. Soon I spot the spring that I’d been told about. At first it looks like some pipe must’ve burst, with water spurting high into the air. But no, it’s an artesian well creating a natural fountain. Nearby are other little springs bubbling to the surface, leaving mineral residues around. It’s a surreal ...
... colors of sunburnt rocks, and the crowded together randomly like a kid's pile of blocks. As it was a mystery to me how and why people could live here, I felt foreign and uncomfortable.
Eating olives and peanuts beside a mosque calmed me down. And I hitchhiked onward, continuing in the direction of the Sahara Desert. I reached my destination for the day: the Ziz Gorge.
Silty blue aqua water trickled ...
... of Morocco is Ouarzazate where an actual film studio has been built where a ton of movies have been filmed. This didn't really take my fancy so I lazed by the pool while others did a short tour of the studios before leaving for Ait Benhaddou which is the famous Kasbah town that has featured in films such as Gladiator and Kingdom of Heaven (now I have to watch Gladiator again). Mr Action Houssain (self-proclaimed title) gave a Tagine and Cous ...