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Today was another long day of driving which included plenty of stops to keep us interested. The first major stop was at Kasbah Amridil. While Steven decided to sit this one out (for no other reason than he couldn't really be bothered) the rest of us trundled out of the van to check it out. This Kasbah is apparently famous in Morocco as you can find a picture of it on the 50 Dirham banknote. Our super enthusiastic ...
... the rooftop terrace upstairs. In the distance, we could see the High Atlas mountains and the barren dessert.
Afterwards we set out to explore the magical old village. Go to http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/444 for a interesting summary of its historical background.
... Ait-Ben-Haddou, 20 kms away, is a world renowned kasbah (traditional Berber camp site), a must-do for Morocco. But what I didn't expect was how spectacular the journey itself was going to be.
Ouarzazate is a long five hour bus ride from Marrakesh. It takes another 45 minute grand taxi ride to get to Ait Ben-Haddou. I dozed off for the first hour or so in the bus, till I was woken up by the continuous twists and turns the bus started to make. We were ...
... us. That cute little dog made me miss my sweet Pierre again. Our hostess had prepared mint tea, bread and delicious olive oil for us. I am becoming a fan of this mint tea! Afterward she invited the entire group into her modest home for a look around. Her kind face said it all. We drove just a little further up a steep incline and pulled over to see her home and the small village below. It is such a crystal clear day! Continuing on, we ...
Up at 7am, breakfast and coffee and on the road shortly after 9.
Driving through more mountainous areas, rocky cliffs like Petra and green valleys or oases in the bottom. After a time we began to see police officers standing duty at intervals along the road, and lots of red flags flying on white poles lining the road. Simo told us the King would be passing through today, and sure enough while we were having lunch he did.