0310. The No Store Town (Mor 143--new)

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I hike the canyon for a few more kilometers until I reach Ksar Jdid.  Ksar Jdid is really a whole series of narrow castles and semi castles sandwiched between the cliffs and the oasis. I say semicastles, because some folks here in the Aoufous canyon aren't purists and their replacing their mud homes within the castle walls with concrete block homes.  Doesn't bother me too much--I've seen plenty of perfectly preserved castles over these last couple of days.

I follow a dirt street that follows the oasis side of the castles... It's the middle of the day, so the town is pretty quiet--although I do get a few curious stares as I wander in and out of the various castle sections.  Unfortunately, they aren't connected--each gateway leads to a series of dead ends and that's it...

I'm hungry and thirsty and out of water--so I keep my eye open for a shop.  I find one that's open but he says he doesn't have anything cold "we only run the refrigerator when it gets hot".  I look at him a bit mystified--it's about 85 degrees out...

So foolishly I continue on--and don't find a single other shop that's open.  In fact, along this whole stretch there seems to be a real shortage of shops of any sort...

I figure I'll just continue on and see what I find...

 

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