Rocking the Kasbah

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On the way to Midelt..sporting my new purchase.
Today we bid adieu to the cities and headed out to the Mid Atlas Mountains and the villages.  Think French Foreign Legion.   We drove thru an area frequented by Barbary Apes but none were spotted.  Then again, I could have been napping at this point.

We arrived at our destination for the night, Auberge Jaafer, a cute hotel near the small, mud-brick village of Berrum. Once settled we met our host for an evening hike along a gorge (in which one flip flop lost it's life) and to the village where we were immediately set upon by the local children who bombarded us with requests for pictures! They loved being photographed.

After the hike it was a small happy hour followed by yet another typical Moroccan dinner. Our host brought in some villagers to play some music and an impromptu dance party commenced. Little did we know that this would be the first of three Team Erin dance parties! Lots of wine and personal information was shared this evening! Yikes!

The next day before leaving we visited Kasbah Myriem, a women's cooperative run by French nuns that teaches women knitting and weaving skills.

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On the way to Midelt..sporting my …
On the way to Midelt..sporting my…
trying to be artsy.
trying to be artsy.
Our room at hotel.
Our room at hotel.
More tea!
More tea!
The hotel.
The hotel.
Poor Jamal our driver is probably …
Poor Jamal our driver is probably…
Shepard we met along our hike.
Shepard we met along our hike.
Kasbah is behind me.
Kasbah is behind me.
Erin and our host during the hike.
Erin and our host during the hike.
Viewing the gorge.
Viewing the gorge.
Wesley and our guide.
Wesley and our guide.
Village children looking at pictur…
Village children looking at pictu…
She was quite the poser.
She was quite the poser.
Two brothers from the village.
Two brothers from the village.
More village kids.
More village kids.
Quite the spread.
Quite the spread.
Evening entertainment.
Evening entertainment.
And the dancing commences.  Go Che…
And the dancing commences. Go Ch…
Mel learning some new belly dancin…
Mel learning some new belly danci…
Can you see me?
Can you see me?
Hotel peacocks.
Hotel peacocks.
Women weaving at convent.
Women weaving at convent.
Apprentices learning to knit.
Apprentices learning to knit.
Cute little boy.
Cute little boy.
Chillin.
Chillin.
Midelt
photo by: Baosafari