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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.
Around 1800 the camels, actually dromedaries (one hump, not two) were ready. And so a small caravan set off across the dunes. It’s easy to see why the ride is not comfortable: first there are no stirrups as on a horse saddle, so one’s legs just dangle at the sides of the beast, straining the hip joint and the thigh muscles. Secondly, the animal walks by moving both legs on one side at almost the same time while balancing ...
... through Erfoud and Rissini which were both in chaos after the flash floods. Lorries were simply dumping hundreds of bags into the potholed main street in a weird form of improvised road improvement using the existing free mud.
I rode across the empty landscape with my first sight of the imposing Erg Chebbi dunes until the road to the desert stopped, avoiding locals who blocked the road to try and get me to stop to direct me to their chosen hotel or shop. ...
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