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... intrusion on the peace and quiet we've experienced up to now. The wind really begins to whip up as we climb, and climb, and climb. I thought I would really struggle with this, but I am doing okay and am not last in line. Looks like some of the others are feeling rough today too. I have wrapped my headscarf tightly around my head and tucked it up under my sun-glasses to minimise the amount of sand getting into my nose. It is slightly silly to get any electrical equipment ...
... very different cultures: The Berber/Arab sedentary river dwellers and the traditionally nomadic Saharawis. The river dwellers have clearly defined, well watered plots of land which they carefully nurture and cultivate as they have for thousands of years. The Saharawis, who are ethnically and culturally linked to the Saharawis of the former Spanish Sahara as well as Mauritania, traditionally were much more mobile, moving from oasis to ...
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And yes, even though I’ve explored lots of ruined castles these last few days, this one is really worth seeing. Surrounded by nothing but trees on all side, and seemingly completely forgotten is this castle—no, walled city which, once I find a hole to climb in through is just really fun to wander around. There are towers, family forts, areas that look melted away and ...
... called Berber. Most of the rest of moroccans are arabs. The
french called the amazigh people barbarians which is where the name
berber comes from.
Amazigh people who live in the desert and
who were nomads in the desert are called bedouins. They lead a very
different life - and a life full of culture, traditions, love, kindness,
great hospitality, carpets, tea, targines and ...
... on the drive today we had the opportunity
of stopping at a large variety of campsites and found quite a few good
locations for wild camping.
Morocco is 1.7 times larger
than New Zealand has a population of 71 people per square kilometre
compared to New Zealand's 15 and the South Island's 6. Of course if you
remove the large portion of the country that is desert then the people
per square kilometre will ...