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Nice set meal, good nights sleep in a lovely warm room.
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After an early breakfast we are picked up by another Mohammed to go on a tour for the next 3 nights. We head out of Marrakech towards the Atlas Mountains that we can see snow capped in the distance. Passing by posh golf resorts we soon reach the mountain roads and some fabulous views of small villages and goats up on the Rocky Mountain sides. Up …
... and the trick is to find the easiest path through the maze. Often the best option is along the ridge cap of each dune and crossing to the next where they meet.
As the dunes increase in size the sand becomes softer and slippery. Each step forward takes you half a step backwards. We ask ourselves if the camels instinctively know where to go, where the sand is the firmest, or the easiest path.
Climbing higher our view becomes more expansive. ...
... were many picturesque villages built into the mountains.
We stopped along the way in Ait Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the best preserved Kasbah's in the entire Atlas region. This Kasbah has been the backdrop of many historical films and shows, such as Lawrence of Arabia, The Last Temptation of Christ, Game ...
... Before every meal, we too had a cup of Mint tea. It almost became a love hate relationship though because although it is a tad delicious, they put a hell of a lot of sugar in these babies. Needless to say, when in Morocco hey? To further add to the destruction of our teeth, why not add freshly squeezed orange juice to the mix.
Away from liquids, Moroccans. love. bread. Bread bread bread. With every meal, we ate bread. ...
... 1962), The Living Daylights (1987), The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), The Mummy (1999), Gladiator (2000), Kingdom of Heaven (2005), Kundun (1997), Legionnaire (1998), Hanna (2011), and Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011) were shot here, as was part of the TV series Game of Thrones.
Mohammed informed us that the town had changed in recent years and that a significant part of its population now involved in supporting the film industry. ...