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A billion balconies facing the sun in Ait Benhaddou

April 13th 2019
For he who builds his kasbah out of halva; beware the nibblers ~ Moroccan Proverb HE SAID... Today we were travelling southeast from the High Atlas to Ait Benhaddou. We trekked out of Aroumd (a remote hilltop village in the foothills of the High Atlas Mountains) earlier in the day, jumped into a minibus in the bustling village of Imlil and started a slow winding ... read more
Africa » Morocco » Souss-Massa-Draâ » Aït Benhaddou

Moroccan Flag In 788, about a century after the Arab conquest of North Africa, successive Moorish dynasties began to rule in Morocco. In the 16th century, the Sa'adi monarchy, particularly under Ahmad AL-MANSUR (1578-1603), repelled foreign invaders and inaugurate... ... read more
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6th October 2019

Last Temptation of Christ
Is this where the baptism scene was filmed?
6th October 2019

Re: Last Temptation of Christ
Plus I really loved the Peter Gabriel soundtrack to that film... thanks for reminding me :)
6th October 2019

Last Temptation of Christ
Is this where the baptism scene was filmed?
6th October 2019

Re: Last Temptation of Christ
I'm not sure Siew... it's been a long time since we watched the film. I think we'll have to re-watch it at some point :)
6th October 2019

I've been there
At first I wasn't sure but now I remember that I've been there. I remember that it was a very nice place but so difficult to take nice photos of. If you liked this place I know of a few really good places in Tunisia that you would enjoy. Now that I think of it, I will digitize those photos and write a blog on my trip in Tunisia. Thanks for bringing back nice memories from my journey in Morocco. /Ake
6th October 2019

Re: I've been there
We have always been fascinated with Tunisia! We were planning on going in 2011/12, but that was just as the Arab Spring happened... so sadly we had to move it further down the list. Looking forward to your blog :)

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