0286. Up into the Mountains (Mor 119--new)

Boulemane Travel Blog

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After Guigou, I figure I'll check out a bold type town--and Boulemane is next down the road.  So soon I'm in a grand taxi driving up steep switchbacks high, high up into the mountains.   A magnificent snowy peak--the highest in the region is right ahead and right at it's base, crammed into a tight little valley is Boulemane. 

I like Boulemane right from the get go--just a very cozy feeling with steep mountains and cliffs on every side. Stone houses with steep tiled roofs and smoking chimneys... an little open air market under the shade of pine trees... and patches of snow here and there... it feels more "mountainy" than Ifrane, Timahdite or even Azrou...

I soon reach the south end of town and continue on through a narrow mountain ravine.

   I'm forced to cross a stream several time that snakes back and forth and pass clusters of homes and tiny little patches of terraced farmland.  A couple of shepherd boys call me over and demand that I take a picture of their lamb.  I take a couple of clips with mountains and snow in the background...
After I've soaked in this beautiful ravine for a bit, I climb up the steep slope to the highway and head back to town...

Meet a couple of fellows that are just starting to learn guitar.  One of them says his guitar was just stolen recently and begs me to sell him mine... I think it over for a bit and finally decide against it...

Wander the alleys and streets of Boulemane a bit more, enjoying the great views awaiting around every bend...

Finally I decide to head on my way... There's still one more place  I need to see...


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Boulemane
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