Tichka Salam Ouarzazate
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... depositing us at Ait Benhaddou. Here we have two hours to explore which is more than enough.
We are still a little confused as to what a kasbah is exactly. This one is actually what I would consider a small walled town although I am aware of other smaller ones that are more (or were) private residences resembling more like a grand palace.
We make our way our way down towards the river, where they seem to be filming something (see told you it is ...
... 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 ...
... and we slowly make our way from bottom to top. Many films have been shot here including Jesus of Nazareth and Lawrence of Arabia. The summit offers fabulous views of the desert which has also been used in film making. We are serenaded by a musician which all adds to the atmosphere, well worth a few Dirham for his efforts. We emerge from the town for the return trip to Salt River and meet a couple of tourists who have just arrived and are ...
... we would encounter a hotel owner who repeatedly demonstrated an almost unreasonable confidence in our ability to understand long, rapid and intricate stories in French despite all evidence to the contrary. His persistence and unwavering belief that we would suddenly just KNOW French was both inspirational and daft, and later something dire happens to my glove.
For more time well wasted, check out my book Random Acts of Travel: Featuring Trepidation, Hammocks and ...
Physically I’m feeling pretty miserable as I ride the bus back across the mountains towards Casablanca, but psychologically I’m feeling quite satisfied—although I’m wondering if I’m going to want to do any more of those across the open desert hikes. And then something happens that puts a bizarre finishing touch on my adventure.
Remember the crazy guy that kept ...