Hotel Le Riad
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... to retreat to the guesthouse until the shower passes. It doesn't pass, it just gets the worse and it has now become quite cold. The black cloud appears to have followed us back to the guest house and will not go away. We decide to try again tomorrow.
Ahmed, serves up a delicious Moroccan meal, cooked by his wife: spicy vegetable soup with crusty bread, traditional gallia (vegetables, olives and chicken with fried egg on top)...tastes nicer than it sounds, honest...and ...
... him, and drove away. But we were intrigued. A mile or two later, we turned round and went back to the "tourist trap".
It was, as we discovered for a small fee to be guided down steep steps into tunnels where candles flickered along the walls and intermittent daylight appeared through vertical shafts above our heads (the mounds we had seen), an ancient irrigation system, now dry because of the huge reservoirs at ...
... deep enough for me to swim in places. Cinnamon red rock stretched out from the water and then straight up to canyon walls that burst through the Earth like chicken bones. An arid wind caused my tongue to stick to my throat and dried out my nostrils. Bushes full of pink flowers with loopy petals brought life to the gorge, and smelled of cherry ice cream.
People lived here too, in places. They'd used what water flew past ...
... a feeling of solidarity both knowing we're riding around the same sort of place.
It's too hot to do anything during the day so insead Anna washes clothes. About 6 we head through the gorge, it's impressive rising 300m either side and is amazing riding through on the bike. We bomb around for a bit and ride on through to a really small village where we stop for ...