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... tagine that was hidden in the back room. (Now the challenge is how the hell I'm going to this this thing home - it isn't small and it isn't particularly light either....)
Highlight - in the courtyard of the store, we found a craftsman working on decorating a plate. He was etching a design, and then coloring it with henna that he dispensed with a syringe. Shannon, Attia, and I were of course fascinated. To my delight, he suddenly put down the plate, ...
True date: July 14, 2010
16 hrs, 24.2 kms
For the next section of my Superhike, we'll actually have to travel 2 years back in time. Why? Because in July of 2010 I had already visited Kelaa Mgouna and hike downstream for a ways to the end of the oasis. So since I’ve now reached Kelaa M’gouna from Boumalne, I can now count this as if it were a part of the same hike…. Hey, I invented ...
... bought him a little cake at a nearby bakery and took it back to him. He was very pleased, and the kebabs were delicious.
Then, we caught a cab and headed to the bus station. The bus left right on time and was very nice, so we slept well and arrived in Fez at 7 AM without any problems (other than all having to pee really bad because there wasn’t a bathroom on the bus…). Next post about Fez in a few ...
16 hrs, 26.2 kms
I arrive in Boumalne at at dawn and immediately continue down the same river—only this time downstream. Now there are no more rugged canyons or amazing rock formations… the river continues through the desert plains lined with a wide swath of green—palm trees providing shade for well watered patches of wheat and vegetables. I doubt it's going to be as fascinating to hike through as my last couple of days, ...
... pictures of course to capture the moment!
I don't know how they know where they are in the desert, but they certainly know its every landscape.
More tea and hospitality (and a western toilet!!) met us at the end of our trek - wonderful! Nothing is rushed in Morocco or the desert so we "chatted" and drank tea on cushions in a desert camp tent before saying "shokran" (thankyou) and heading back to Tiraf.
We went to the local Tiraf ...
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