Belere Hotel Erfoud
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As this was fossil country we decided we should have a look at a workshop/shop. Along the road from our camp there were a number of large fossil workshops and retail stores and we picked one at random. As usual we were greeted like long lost cousins and given a guided tour. The working conditions were very basic, dust everywhere with the workers using their headdress as protective masks.
Given the ...
... and Milky Way steadily brighten in the skies above us. After enjoying some more local music, we ask them to spread a carpet out for us on top of a nearby sand dune and we settle back to enjoy the amazing spectacle of the brilliant night sky. The number of stars and brilliant clarity rival the night sky we enjoy so much in Maui. We spend an hour enjoying this wonderful view and then go back to our tents for a quick shower and settle down for a deep sleep in the quiet ...
Breakfast at the Barceló hotel went better this morning. The other tour group appears to have left. There were clean plates and silverware and John and I were able to get a second cup of coffee. We had just enough time for a few photos with John and the "last" Atlas Lion bronze statue in the little park across the street from our hotel. We have a long drive to Erfoud ahead of us. Looks like it will be a beautiful fall day in Morocco.
... But countless of stories from people that got robbed, pickpocketed, hijacked, attacked, etc. left their mark. I can only advise people to read my tips about staying safe in South America and in general leave your Western assumptions back home. Paying more money for a bus does not mean it is safer (I met a few people that told me that they really believed this), hijackings are aimed at buses with most value inside. Another factor of safety is ...
... cultural dynamic. Also, our hotel in Meknes was right next to a big mosque, so every few hours we were woken up by the call to prayer. Early the next morning we were off to Spain. I already miss Morocco so much, but now I'm back in Sevilla, where I can enjoy the Semana Santa activities.
A brief language glossary outlining all of the languages I used/learned while in Morocco: