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Into the foothills

Just outside of Ouarzazate
Southern Morocco in spring - into the Sahara… palms, stones and dunes

April 8th 2009
Our first visit to the African continent starts with a long corkscrew descent into Marrakech airport. After clearing customs we exchange money, pick up our backpacks and head outside into the welcoming warm spring air. First challenge: make it to the CTM bus station in town. On most of our travels so far this would be reasonable simple, but there are three things against us - one, Morocco’s f ... read more
Africa » Morocco » Souss-Massa-Draâ » Ouarzazate

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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