Les Jardins Du Draa
Travel Blogs from Zagora
... host to no less than 32 films. All big movies, including Gladiator, Jewel in the Nile, The Mummy, and recently, game of thrones.
After, an hour, we had some food. Tradtional Moroccan Tagine beef for me, and a coke.
A hour or so later, we arrived at our destination, as far as the mini bus was concerned.
We were instructed to buy a Shemagh (Arabic head scarf), for 5 euros, to protect from the sun. Although we were mainly travelling the hour and ...
... short when it disappears into the desert sands near the coast. Zagora is the capital city of the Draa Valley. It's a new city, built in the 21st century and completed mainly in the 1970s, as a city to help support the large agricultural population in the area.
The wind came up with a vengeance overnight and when we woke up in the desert we were covered by a layer of sand... not the most comfortable experience.
A quick pack and we were off to find a sheltered spot for breakfast, next to a river!!!
We then headed off in the jeep to meet up with the camels for our trek.....
Had to gear up with the turbans, mount our beasts and then enjoy the 2 hour trek to a camp out in the desert ..... ...
... children in the morning and another group of children in the afternoon,
but that is just a guess!
The whole 160 km of the drive
today was dry barren stony ground, occasionally when there was any sort
of water, you get this oasis of green consisting of palm trees and all
sorts of other greenery. It makes you realise the difference a little
bit of water makes.
There are no campgrounds we could
find after ...
Right, time for Part 2 of our Moroccan Adventure! Same Country, yet a completely different experience!
We enjoyed our last breakfast at our beautiful Riad Eden before departing early in the morning with our local guide and his 4x4 jeep just for us! We booked this excursion over the Internet, with Google as our only recommendation and so we were a bit apprehensive but it was more than perfect! Our guide was, just like all Moroccans, so friendly and his CD that we had ...