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... often jump up into the gnarly branches to eat the leaves. As we were driving past we saw them doing just that and stopped for some photos and a tip for the shepherd! We drove into taroudant an old town surrounded by red earth ramparts. Another snake charmer who blew his clarinet trumpet thing much like Danny! We had a walk round the souks or markets which were very much everyday shops for local. Lots of dates, henna, trainers, clothes ...
... I came across in the souq, chickpeas and beans flavoured with cumin. They are simply boiled; then kept hot on a metal plate over hot water until ready to eat.. add a pinch of cumin and devour with relish!
Taroudannt is a fantastic place to stay for a few days, it doesnt have the hassle that accompanies larger cities, yet has a great vibe and real Moroccan culture to it. There is a chaos of sorts to the town, you just go with ...
Day 095: 7 hours, 6.5 kms
Day Total: 16 hrs, 13.1 kms
Revisit: Oulad Teima, Morocco
First visit: April, 1997
Overview: Didn't actually come to the town, but my landlord took me to the nearby farm country, where we sat on the floor and drank tea in typical rural Moroccan fashion… and then went to watch the workers threshing the wheat. One of my first up close glimpses of farm life in Morocco.
... war zones, the suburbs will all be on fire
No jobs, no food, no water a lot of people are gonna die
Yet there will be a few pockets of peace, places that are like natural forts
High valleys surrounded by moutains cut off from the outside world
The people there have gardens the people there have guns
They can wells to us for water they don’t need anyone
... 8230; a mirror opposite of Assaka.
Kampen is a flat town surrounded by fertile farmland in a region surrounded by very powerful and very greedy neighbors. No matter what folks in Kampen do, they will always be vulnerable to being invaded and taken over by some foreign power. It’s happened before, and it will happen again. So I guess I can’t really blame my ancestors for finally giving up on “holding on” ...