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From Erfoud to the Todra Gorges, passing Ksar El Khorbat – Morocco

17 Feb
Ksar El Khorbat: typical street in the ksar, with my painter/guide Rachid

From Erfoud to Ksar El Khorbat Short Description. I stopped at the khattara irrigation system from Majha Fezna, where I had tea with Karim and Hamid. Near Tinejdad, I went to the Oasis Museum in Ksar El Khorbat and to the Water Museum in Source Lalla Mimoun. I spent the night in a camping near the […]

From Midelt to the Tafilalt Oasis, passing the Ziz Valley – Morocco

03 Feb
Route du Majhoul in Tafilalt Oases: a normal 'underground' street, a good playground for children

The hidden surprises of Midelt Short Description. Near Midelt, I went to Kasbah Outhmane ou Moussa, then to Kasbah de Myriem – the Notre Dame de l’Atlas Monastery and a local workshop with Berber carpets and embroideries. I passed the Ziz valley and gorges and stopped at a camping between the towns of Erfoud and […]

From Fes to Midelt, passing Sefrou and Bhalil – Morocco

17 Jan
Azrou small Berber town: entrance gate to the medina

The Medinas of Sefrou and Bhalil towns Short Description. I left Fes and went to Sefrou, where I explored the old medina. Then, I went to Bhalil, the village where troglodytes refurbished caves as their dwellings. When I arrived at the Berber House of Kamal Chaoui, I was surprised to take part at the unplanned travel writers’ […]

Fes old medina (II): smells and prayers – Morocco

03 Jan
Fes: Borj Nord overlooking the old medina

Fes old medina (part II) This is the continuation of my first diary about the old medina of Fes, Morocco. My first post can be found at the following link Fes old town: smells and prayers (I). Fes, the second day Short Description. I went to Borj Nord and the Merenid Tombs, then back to Fes-el-Bali (the old […]

Fes old medina (I): smells and prayers – Morocco

17 Dec
Fes old medina: Quaraouiyine Mosque and University - I was not allowed to enter

Fes old medina On September 25, 2015, I flew from Bucharest to Fes early in the morning. I had a stopover in Brussels – Charleroi, the airport dedicated mainly to low-cost flights. People sat and waited for their flight on a concrete parapet in front of the airport. I did the same for a while, […]