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... trips like this so precious to me.
We bid adieu to our little camp, and bounced our way back across the desert in our 4x4s to meet up with our regular bus and crazy driver Khaled.
The first stop after reaching the buses was a monument in honor of Moulay Ali Sharif. This is the location where the current ruling dynasty (Alwad - sp?) of Morocco began in the early 17th century. The first king of this dynasty came to this region with the intent ...
Our host family wanted to take us on a Saharan Desert experience. This is the largest desert in the world and is about the size of the United States, spreading across twelve African countries. A very popular activity for tourists in Morocco is camel riding through the Sahara Desert. This experience was one we will never forget. The camels were very ...
Today we travelled by jeep to Tiraf, a very small village 20mins from Tagounite, home to about 60 Bedouin families, approx 250 people in total.
We were shown through the house and to our room. Suzannah told us it was very "over-furnished" compared to the traditional style - she had hung a rope bookcase in one corner!!
Again beautiful in its simplicity with just rugs and cushions on the floors. We met Khalid's cousin Mohammed - I think it was actually his house.
... is because of the people that may occupy the edge of the Sahara,
but who knows!
Some of the intricate design on some of
these adobe houses, some almost palaces, is really interesting
particularly when you realise that all starts out as a dirt. We are
starting to see evidence of concrete block being now used within the
town's so there must be a slightly more affluence happening in these
Today being ...
... we could discern, followed by a weak version of "Frere Jacques". The Berbers were less than impressed and insisted we try again, trying to contain their laughter. The girls from Halifax started clapping on their knees the boom-boom-pah...boom-boom-pah rhythm of "We Will Rock You" and soon the Berbers joined in drumming out the beat as the few of us English speakers shouted out the lyrics. We then transitioned seamlessly into a screeching version of Queen's ...