Maison D'Hote Zouala
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... a symbol of Moroccan hospitality and the date harvest is a very important time of year for the people here.
After an hour drive, we stop at a beautiful new Kasbah, built as a hotel and restaurant complex to house travelers coming to the area to camp in the desert, and enjoy this unique culture. Lunch is great, especially the Moroccan spiced chicken. One thing we are getting plenty of on this trip is great local cuisine.
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... 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 ...
... with no mountains very close you wonder, just dry landscape, you wonder, where does this water come from?
Right nearby is the Ziz River which flows from the Aoufous Valley on toward Arfoud, where it gets all used up for irrigation. Now it’s still a living stream, flowing through a shallow gorge across the treeless desert plain. It’s a comforting feeling to follow a river through a lonely desert stretch, knowing, where there is water, there ...
... 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 ...