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... a lot of tourists wanting to do the same trip you will be waiting a while. There are also smaller petit (small) taxis which are more what we consider taxis which you wave down off the street and use a meter - although in some places these are also shared which makes things a little confusing.
Our driver seems cheerful enough even if we don't really understand each other at all. On the short (20-25 minute) trip he stops a couple of good locations for taking ...
... Pasha Glaoui mysteriously died a few weeks after asking Mohammed V for forgiveness. As Spock would say, “Interesting.” The palaces and kasbahs of Glaoui here at Kashbah Taouirt, Ait Ben Haddou and Kasbah Talouet were abandoned and fell into disrepair after the Pasha’s death. Now these former palaces and kasbahs are recognized as UNESCO Heritage sites, and are being restored bit by bit.
Next stop was ...
... it. Seeing random fish heads strewn around that had been stranded as the water receded was a bit weird! After that we went up through the old part of ouarzazate where everything was a lot more rural and exciting! At the end of the trip we went to a Berber cooperative where a guy in traditional blue Berber outfit showed us a mini museum of Berber artifacts before taking us upstairs for mint tea and some serious emotional blackmail. An hour later, I emerged with a bloody ...
... eg. Each house had a cow and vegetable patch. Most of these villages have just got electricity for the first time in the last 8 years!!
It got up to 36* but it felt even hotter! There isn't much shade unless you're in the valleys. Our Riad had a pool which was a huge relief from the heat.
We ventured off for a walk in the town we are staying the night, Ait Ben Haddou. The old village has been the backdrop for heaps of ...
... mix of French pop songs, epic Arabic wailings and old Alanis Morissette songs, eventually emerging on the other side to a view of the stunning expanse of the Draa Valley, a beautiful basin of verdant palm groves gently carved out of the dry, rocky plains around it like a limp asparagus on a bed of lumpy mashed potatoes, or a dead green snake. Today the valley remains much as it must have in the distant past – a string of small villages accessed via rough dusty ...