Marrakesh to Fez, Day 2

Day 2

After early breakfast we’re heading out to see Sahara.

valley of gorges was great, between the mountains was a narrow road.

berber villages

irrigation (hatarra) system. many holes in the earth from mountains to oasis. 30m to surface level

risani, initial city of the family of current king. his 26th grandfather, founder of the dynasty is buried here.

merzouga. a mother was travelling with her little boy and demands food and water of a rich family. they denied and were punished by god. after a strong sandstorm dunes covered the area.

short stop at hotel de petit prince. With a group of ten from all over the world we wemt by camels to our night camp in Sahara desert.

erg chebbi

dinner, music

Day 3

In the early morning everybody ram ip the dunes to see sunrise. After a short intermission in sandboarding which looks like snowboarding except on sand we went back to Petite Prince by camels.

Back in base camp we had breakfast and buckeled up. After saying goodby to the other camp tourists we went on with our voyage to Fez.

First stop was a weekly market nearby where donkeys, sheep andanything else is sold.

Short stop at one end of Z valley.

Nice tour through the countryside which went hilly when we entered middle atlas. Bee boxes. Then Midal, a city looking typical european and amzingly with the same climate as northern europe. People grow apples here. Good view to the highest mountain of middle atlas which is covered with snow.

Azru / Cedar forest national park – monkeys and dogs wait for food from visitors.

Ifrane, part of moroccon switzerland.
Holiday houses for the rich and a private university.

Fez. Arrival at Riad Layla in the medina.

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