Kasbah Ait Ben Moro
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... were many picturesque villages built into the mountains.
We stopped along the way in Ait Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the best preserved Kasbah's in the entire Atlas region. This Kasbah has been the backdrop of many historical films and shows, such as Lawrence of Arabia, The Last Temptation of Christ, Game ...
... to Wikipedia: Aït Benhaddou has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987 and films shot here, include:
Sodom And Gomorrah (1963)
Oedipus Rex (1967)
The Man Who Would Be King (film) (1975)
The Message (1976)
Jesus of Nazareth (1977)
Time Bandits (1981)
Marco Polo (1982)
The Jewel of the Nile (1985)
The Living Daylights (1987)
The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
The Sheltering Sky ...
... 3 film studios in the town itself. There is no medina (old city) in Ouarzazate. The buildings are mostly new and the streets lined with attractive streetlights with underground power.
For dinner, we were advised not to order chicken because there was only chicken on the menu tomorrow night. In the end we went for the kafta. There was a lone musician serenading us at dinner. I gave him a tip after. At least he didn't try to sell his music CD.
Although we awoke in darkness we could immediately tell our morning ride would be an easy one. There was no wind to be heard and the sand wasn't whipping around our ears so it was safe to say there was no sand storm. It was a beautiful experience watching the sun rise up over the dunes, but by the time we arrived back at the hotel our legs and butts were aching- a feeling our guide explained was known as a "berber" massage.
After a warm shower and breaky we were back on ...
... a little plateau overlooking the oasis. I wander inside, through the gate to an open area with a partially ruined buildings around. I ask a cheerful old lady, pulling a donkey laden with firewood the name of the town
"Tlamesna" she tells me, then says, wanting to be helpful “the hotel is right around the corner.”
Sure enough, there’s an upscale Riad hotel in the middle of the poverty and ruins of ...