Travel Blogs from Hassilabied
... the obsession we have for visiting the desert. And yes, I went to the Sahara desert, but it is also clear that the experience, although spectacular, unforgettable, is still called the Coca Cola Desert trip. What do I mean by this, that my two days in the desert, sleeping under the stars, eating and listening to berber music, visiting a "nomadic community", which is really not nomadic at all, because the definition of nomad is "moving people" and these people are definetely not ...
... up as fast as we could, only taking mini breathers. So tiring but well worth the effort!
the best meat dish thus far, a kind of pot roast tanjin, for dinner. Our main entertainment for the night was
a pack of five rambunctious kittens playing and performing acrobatic skills. That was followed by a drum circle
of traditional Berber chants, which was led by our guide Adee and Mustafa (who was waiting for us at the camp)
. I laid back, taking ...
... he soon started to push us towards a cooperative to purchase goods and we had to repeatedly decline.
From there we headed into the town centre. Which was not much more than a cab stand with a taxi a few restaurants and riads. Everything was overpriced and people seemed only interested in making a buck, but the most disturbing part of the desert were all the kids, some so young...they would come up and try to ask for money. We ...
... day we were taken to a small town called Rissani and shown around by a local guide. We visited a palatial Mausaleum, and Kasbah.It was not touristy at all unlike some other places we visited later on our trip around Morroco so it was good.
Berber is normally used to deride an item or it signifies its fake. like Berber whiskey is really
tea. So when we were told we were having a Berber Pizza for lunch I thought it
was going to be ...
... kilometers from east to west.
3) Morocco’s eastern border with Algeria is approximately 40 kilometers away.
4) The region’s people are nomadic Berbers, a native people of North Africa.
5) From the fifth through the 19th century, West African commodities such as ivory, gold, salt, and slaves were shipped north in exchange for ceramics and semiprecious stones brought in from the greater Mediterranean region.