El Ati Hotel
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... things, crocodile skulls, dinosaur bones and complete creatures from another world. Large pieces of stone with fossilised plants and animals - all magnificent. We were given their names but of course cannot remember them now, we will have to research them to get them right for the photos.
As we were looking around we saw the camp owner in the store and initially we thought he was connected to the store but ...
... dune we are standing on, sit down and begin to unpack their backpacks. Amazingly, they have heard a tourist group is here and have come to try to sell us some of their handicrafts. They are too cute not to buy from, so we purchase a couple of small items.
After the sun has risen, and we have taken (again) way too many photos, we enjoy a breakfast of omelets and Moroccan crepes, and then get packed up for our 2 1/2 hour drive back to the airport and our flight to Marrakesh.
... rest stop and it was time to move on. We proceeded on to the Mid-Atlas Mountains. Along the drive, Khalid pointed out the Berber nomads moving their sheep herds from the higher altitudes to the lower elevations. Their nomad lifestyle is slowly ending. Younger Berbers are becoming more interested in living in the city, others settle on their land but maintain a herd with some sort of agricultural tie to the land. The Berbers are the indigenous people ...
... we approached Erfoud, a soulless little town that is the gateway to the Sahara. Apparently some tourist minded government official decided it would be a good idea to build a bunch of touristy hotels in the style of kasbahs (fortified residential areas) with an overkill on Moroccan themes and have the tourists trapes into the desert for rides on camels at sunset.
Unfortunately, the town was also one of the few places to stay on the way south to the Todra ...
... beautiful nature, cool air at (very) high altitudes and very friendly people. It did make for very slow transport all the time so I spent more than a week in buses; trains are almost non-existent. It is probably because of the Andes mountains that people feel attracted to the continent, despite the safety issues. Great opportunities for hiking, climbing active volcanos and doing extreme sports lay everywhere. South America is the place to get ...