Kasbah Hotel Xaluca Maadid
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TravelPod Member ReviewsKasbah Hotel Xaluca Maadid Erfoud
Great hotel in Erfoud. Very comfortable with pools indoors and outdoors, and designed and furnished in traditional Berber style. Bedrooms are very spacious with a couple of couches to relax on after a hard days camel riding.
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... complete we were offered tea and shown a little more of the factory where a hand made bowl caught Gayle's eye. The owner asked if we had any clothes we wanted to trade for the bowl. Stephen had a smart but old jacket that he not worn since Australia and had been thinking it was time for it to go, so we traded it for the bowl plus €10. He was none the less sad to see it go it had served him well for a long time.
The town is small and occupied predominantly by the Amizer. They are peaceful nomads that occupied Morocco before the Arabs. Being they don't like to fight or power, the Arabs have taken over the power of the country and call them Berber. To the Amizer (sp?) this is a derogatory term for them and will not respond if called it by the Arabs. Unfortunately, the Arabs control the tourism and so they are known ...
... we could stock up with a few bottles of wine to have in our rooms at night. So finally armed with our precious supplies we got on the road.
It wasn't long before we were leaving the green, verdant countryside behind and climbing into the Middle Atlas Mountains among the fog and the snow. There had been a snow fall a couple of nights before and the road had been closed so we were lucky to have perfect timing, the road was ...
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 ...
... for warmth.
When the bus finally left Midelt, we remained optimistic. We were still unsure about exactly how much further we had to go or if our guide would be there to meet us even though we were at this point 3 hours late and without phone or internet to contact them---but optimistic. This feeling was helped tremendously by the views. I can't explain to you how amazing it is to drive from modern city, to farmland, to mountain range, through 4 ft of snow, ...