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Travel Blogs from Zagora
Once fed, with a nicely cooked chicked and vegetables, we sat and listened for 40 minutes to the berbers, or desert people, sing their arabic, traditional songs, accompanied by drums. After the first 3 they start to sound the same!
Eventually, one of the berbers, said 'ok where id the guitarist?'. My cue.
I played a few Rolling stones, and blues numbers, which went down really well. The highlight, seeing 4 berbers, dancing ...
... books leave a lot to the imagination. I was particularly enthralled by books that showed a map of Egypt, another with multiplication tables, and another with astronomy maps.
We walked through some buildings to find the pottery collective. We had seen giant plumes of smoke coming from the ovens, and could smell the burning sticks and brush they use to stoke the ovens. Our friendly local guide brought us over to see how they create their work. He ...
... goats and camels. Now they’ve become more sedentary, some obtaining land along the fertile Draa Valley and becoming farmers, others travelling to the city in search of work, others relying on tourism for a living—but they’ve still maintained their cultural distinction.
Here in Tignouite, are some of the last patches of cultivated plots… and even these I suspect go barren during the dry spells. ...
... 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 ...
Sunday, May 15
we passed a very large mining plant right in the middle of nowhere and
checking up on my encyclopaedia it would appear as if it is a plant for
mining phosphorus rock on which Morocco has 75% of the world's resource.
Like all mining operations is just as well it was in the middle of
nowhere because you certainly wouldn't want that in your backyard.
we drove from Taliouine ...