Ouarzazate - Towering Todra Gorge
Todra Gorge Travel Blog› entry 9 of 18 › view all entries
Another day of travel through amazing scenery of the Dades Valley. We saw more beautiful kasbahs, villages, palmeries, snow capped mountains, local berber people, fields, variety of vegetation and soils.
Lunch was with a berber family in a village off the main road. Tagine of course...but first the traditional berber mint tea which the father of the family prepared with much pomp and ceremony. (and sugar!!!!) Met Mother, son, daughters and grandchild. It was the first "conversation" I had with a moroccan lady..and as we spoke no common language there was a lot of gesturing and smiling going on. I enjoyed this immensly. After lunch we had a Henna experience. Local ladies came and did desert henna paterns on our hands and feet. Kohl was also applied around my eyes rather sloppily, and we were charged for these extras.
More wonderful scenery as we drove on to Todra Gorge. We stopped at another kasbah and went for a walk through some dry irrigated paddocks/palm tree area which was really nice.. Saw Pomegranet(?) fruit growing.
None of the other girls could be talked into sleeping on the roof of the hotel (as mentioned in our trip notes) but I did manage to convince a few of them to lay out for a while under the moon and stars. Lovely.