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... what a contrast, the buildings all look like French chalets with pitched roofs for the snow, even hotel names are French alpine....Chamonix! Apparently the French built this town in 1930, and it is now enjoyed by the wealthy Moroccans. It really is a very pretty town.
From Irfane we passed the most beautiful oasis of Ziz Valley, ...
... of Midelt and smack dab in the heart of the desert. Ksors were used as servicing centers for the caravans moving goods from south to north and vice versa.
The appearance of date palms and ksours also signaled the presence of a water supply that apparently runs through parts of the high desert It was remarkable to see the swath of date palms that began quite suddenly and continued for many miles before suddenly stopping and then picking back up once ...
... region. Here in this area, people are Berber, women wear light colors, and are free to greet men as they pass (which I’ve noticed), down the road, in Rissani area, the people are Arab, the women wear black and cover their faces, except for one eye, when a man passes (which I also noticed). It’s intriguing to see the clear distinction in cultures just a few kilometres apart.
... a ‘here we go’ moment.
We were all lead into the home of a local woman who weaves rugs.
Berber Whisky wad offered with a ‘where are you from’ that followed. I was quite excited this time, our guide translated that our lady replied ‘Kiwi’ to my New Zealand.
We learnt how the rugs are made, how they use 3 different techniques to add the designs on to the rugs and what quality of yarn is used – if ...
... froing from the idea of going for a walk in the nearby dunes. So finally before lunch, I mustered up the strength to trek out into the dunes. Needless to say they were so beautiful.
I zigzagged my way up the lower dunes until finally I was totally surrounded by sand! I sat down very tired and took off my jellaba as I was getting rather hot!
Part of me ...
Other places to stay in Erfoud
Route De Rissani , Erfoud | 4 star hotelfrom $94
Route de Rissane, BP 188, Erfoud | Hotelfrom $85
Av Moulay Ismail, Route de Rissani, Erfoud | Hotelfrom $47
BP 94 Route De Jorf, Erfoud | Hotelfrom $39
Route de Risanni, Erfoud | 3 star hotelfrom $65
Avenue My Ismail, Erfoud | Hotelfrom $49
205, Route Errachidia, Erfoud | Hotelfrom $156
km 5.5 route Arfoud Errachidia , Erfoud | Hotelfrom $94
B.P: 251, route Errachidia, Erfoud | 3 star hotelfrom $80
Erfoud road to Merzouga km. 19, Erfoud | Hotelfrom $85
Route de Rissani, Erfoud | 2 star hotelfrom $46