Ibis Moussafir Ouarzazate
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- Drycleaning onsite
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Outdoor pool
- Reduced mobility rooms
- Smoking rooms available
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
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... despite the temperature.
It is a relatively slow and steady uphill walk taking about an hour and worth the effort. The view from the top is striking and takes your eye from the dry hills along the rocky riverbed and finally to the verdant oasis and village.
The ruins are closed to unaccompanied visitors and there are a few agencies in town that offer guided tours of the building. Should you choose to go on your own it is still ...
... in hands as we navigated the islands. Once safely, over, we wound back up through streets that would not have looked out of place in Harry Potter and the Moroccan Kasbah - so like a Berber Diagon Alley they were, and back to the cool haven if iur hotel. Here we enjoyed another feast of delicately scented cous cous and fiery Harissa with pillow-soft bread and fragrant vegetable soup. Then, after a tiring day, it was time for bed and plenty of rest for another epic odyssey through the region ...
... it home!
Mohamed returned us to the Riad Lamane. To my delight he had kindly organised a camel ride for me. He and Alan would wait at the riad while I took off with my camel. I was over the moon. Alan was decidedly unimpressed.
Hamadu was a lovely soft beige (I guess you could say camel coloured) camel with a sweet face and a nature to match. His owner was a former army man who spoke excellent English and was obviously very fond ...
... between men and nature. Organic farming - of course!
Ahmed teaches me my first arabic word: Oued for river (we are driving along the river Sous). Nothing new to Marlene. We drive past several villages preceded by the name "Aït", which indicates that the village is of Berber origin. The prefix "Oulad" refers to villages of arabic origin and "Beni" (Bani), children ...
... to smithereens on the nicely tiled floor!
Next of the block was the shower head placed carefully into its cracked plastic holder, so cracked that it had slid all the way down save the actual round shower head which was facing up and not down. However after a long drive, you don't tend to notice this level of detail - you just get in, turn the tap on full and you don't expect to have to dive for cover as the shower head jumps ...