Kasbah Hotel Xaluca Maadid
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
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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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Left Fes at around 0800 as we had a big day of driving. First stop was a beautiful town called Ifrane - known as the Switzerland of Morocco. It is unlike any other town in Morocco, with expensive summer villas, built as cool, tranquil retreats from the blazing summer of the interior; it is also home to Al Akhawayn University, founded in 1995. There …
... eastward for evening prayer. They would stand motionless for a few moments, then drop to their knees as if in a yoga position. After a minute or so, they bow their head to the sand, sit up and then stand again. They repeated this routine for about 15 minutes, picked up their prayer rug and resumed the evening chores.
It was a moonless night, and the starts were in their glory. The milky way stretched from horizon to horizon ...
... but facing parallel to the sand until the camel sees fit to stand with his front two legs too. Usually 3 or 4 long seconds especially situps are not in your recent workout routine. Locked arms and a firm grip on the saddle bar are what keep you from having a sand biscuit for dinner. Then again, it would be a change from cous cous and tagine.
Once everyone successfully got their core workout in for the evening, our little caravan set off.
As my head has been baked in ...
... desert like landscapes, cedar forests, stone covered mountains, deep gorges, and lots and lots of little villages which almost blend into the countryside. They are hardly noticeable because they're constructed out of the natural materials surrounding them and often we were right on top of them before we realized there were homes there. It looked like a very hard existence, small stone houses with smoke coming from the chimneys, ...
... more appealing than going up the dune to get...up the dune. At least to me. The boys went up before us and when they came down, their shirts were unbuttoned and they claimed to have reached nirvana. So maybe I just didn't commit.
After dinner, we camped out on mattresses under the stars. You can see a lot of stars from the Texas hill country, but the number of stars you can see from the Sahara is unreal. Not to mention the Milky Way and tons of shooting stars. All too soon, ...