Finally the desert

We left the hotel in Midelt around 9:30 and went on down south. We had a short stop at the Ziz Gorge to take in the scenic view and also the many palm trees thanks to the river in this gorge.

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20121128-224109.jpgAround noon we arrived in Erfoud and met witha friend of Hamid called Muhammed. And then the two guys decided to show me a real Berber BBQ. So we went to the market to get fresh lamb chops, tomatoes, onions, spices, Coca Cola and ice. The ice I found especially fascinating since it was regular water bottles sold frozen. You could use the bottles in the cooler and then later on drink it. That’s what I thought first. They were actually hacked to small pieces to cool the beer down faster. So no more drinking after.
We then drove from the market to Hamid’s place in the desert where he grows some palm trees to have the BBQ.

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20121128-224833.jpgAfter this very tasty lunch and some refreshments we started the final part of this day’s trip to Merzouga. But before we were stopping on the off road to see a beautiful sunset.

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20121128-225102.jpgAround 6:30pm we made to our final destination for the day the Auberge du Sud. The place has a very relaxing vibe, must be the proximity to the desert. It actually starts right in front of the door. Food was good, nice entertainment with drums and some singing. Nevertheless at 9pm I called it a night. The Berber BBQ was quite exhausting.
Yours, Pollybert

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