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... 232;re! We were able to have a cold shower back at the main camp, and some breakfast - mint omelette! Yet again I braved it as eggs given how they store them, in the sun, would not be the best for Sean. Back on the road, long drive, pretty much solid 7 hours as we had to double back over where we had driven the day before, stopped along the way to a local souk which was great not a tourist in sight! As we approached the area we are staying we stopped at the centre of Ait Benhaddou ...
... what a contrast, the buildings all look like French chalets with pitched roofs for the snow, even hotel names are French alpine....Chamonix! Apparently the French built this town in 1930, and it is now enjoyed by the wealthy Moroccans. It really is a very pretty town.
From Irfane we passed the most beautiful oasis of Ziz Valley, ...
The drive up and into the High Atlas Mountains south of Midelt became much more interesting as we headed up through the first of many passes before leveling off into dry desert flatlands. Surprisingly, the air did not become cooler as I expected, but instead became hotter as we drove closer towards the Sahara.
The most remarkable scenery was the sudden appearance of large date palms and ksours (fortified villages from the middle centuries) just after ...
We passed through quite a lot of little rural villages and towns. We
passed through Ouzazate where we saw the film studios, and a little
further down the road, we saw a film being shot. There were a lot of
people sitting on horses around tents and camera crews setting up. At
9.00pm we arrived in Merzouga where we were greeted off the coach by
Merzouga is known as the gateway to the
desert and it sure ...
... on the roads here, and more "interesting" driving. On the narrower roads there is frequently not room for two cars on the tarmac, and the general principle seems to be that one or both vehicles should move over onto the gravel edges as they approach each other, not too much of a problem at lower speeds but somewhat more risky at the higher speeds most vehicles are travelling here. To hit the gravel at eighty or a ...