Travel Blogs from Erfoud
The night was cold in the Sahara. Although we had tents, a few of us had decided to sleep outside under the stars. They lit up the sky like fireworks and more than once, I caught sight of a falling star. David pointed out a few constellations of note - the big dipper, orion etc.
Our camp beds were basic - the mattress was hard and the …
... its dates and fossils. In fact every where we stopped on the roads for a leg stretch / lunch / photos, we were surronded by locals selling fossils.
Our day ended with a sunset camel ride in the Sahara desert before returning to our hotel, Kazbah Zaluca, which is a Berber style hotel with beautiful Berber carpets and furnishings.
... of water became available.
As we continued on to Erfoud, we would periodically pass above enormous gorges, known as the Ziz Gorges, only to have the land level off into the desert/date palm pattern. Karem pulled over every now and then so that I could take a couple pictures and out of nowhere a young man would appear trying to sell me trinkets or camels made out of date palm leaves. Selling begins early in this country I guess.
The young men ...
... there are disputes over water. “People try to work things out peacefully” he tells me “life is difficult here—this year there hasn’t been much rain, unlike in the west of Morocco. But life is clean and the air is healthy—here you can raise your kids to be respectful and well behaved—unlike in the cities.”
He pulls out a digital ...
... names. So in addition to being called "Japon" or "Canaria" (Canary Islands - a intentional corruption of "Canada" on his part since I speak Spanish), he also started calling me "Amon Hana". He claims it's some famous desert-wandering Berber dude's name. I have no idea.
In the meantime, we got a few perplexing tidbits - most of Morocco's population is Berber, and I think Hassan mentioned that 75% of the population speak it as well...but you never see ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsKasbah Tizimi Erfoud
This is a really nice hotel. The swimming area is neat and clean. Wifi works but only from our front door
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