Ait Benhaddou, Morocco, October 6, 2007
Trip Start Sep 19, 2007
85Trip End Jan 05, 2008
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Although a UNESCO World Heritage site, there were fortunately few tourists at Ait Benhaddou during out visit and also rather few persistent carpet and trinket salespeople but also little to do than wander around and take in the ambience of the old fortified village. With the epic theme music from Gladiator repeating through my mind on the windy late afternoon, I circled around the casbah for the best shots, clambered around the empty houses, and climbed to the top of the hill on which Ait Benhaddou is situated. There was probably never any Roman gladiatorial combat here but being at Gladiator's I couldn't help but fantasize about Russell Crowe fighting in the arena.