Tag Archives: Berber lifestyle

The road from Essaouira to El Jadida with stops in Safi and Azemmour – Morocco

02 Apr
The old medina in Azemmour: Mohammed Janati in his Berber weaving shop

The road from Essaouira to El Jadida – Safi Short Description. After I left Essaouira, I had to go through a storm while driving along the Atlantic Coast. In Safi, the sky unclouded though, and I could explore the medina, the kasbah, and Colinne des Potiers. I stopped in Oualidia lagoon for lunch and then headed to El Jadida. Long Description. In […]

Camel Desert Trek – from Zagora to M’Hammid – Morocco

13 Feb
Camel Desert Trek - Day 2: my camel waiting for me to ride it

The Camel Desert Trek – the most expected days of my stay in Morocco. The Sahara Desert was always a challenge for camel caravans loaded with merchandise. Many routes studded the North of Africa to connect the main trading centers. Among them, Zagora stood in the Southeastern part of Morocco, at the end of the […]

Traveling the Draa Valley to Zagora, with a detour to N’Kob – Morocco

02 Feb
N'Kob: Berber oasis with 45 mudbrick kasbahs

Traveling the Draa Valley to N’Kob town – Agdz and Tamnougalt Short Description. In Ouarzazate, I went to the kasbah in the town center and then to the old film studios. After that, I drove along the Draa Valley and stopped at the Caid’s family kasbahs in Agdz and Tamnougalt. Further on, I made a […]

The road from Dades Valley and Todra to Skoura and Ouarzazate – Morocco

23 Jan
Skoura: kasbah in the palmeraie

The road from Todra Gorges to the Dades Valley Short Description. In the Todra Gorges, a gendarme encouraged me to continue the road trip to Tamtattouchte village. In the afternoon, I reached the Dades Valley, where I couldn’t take my eyes off the 1000 kasbahs built of reddish mud-bricks. Long Description. In the camping-ground, I had breakfast with […]

The road from Erfoud to Todra Gorges with a stop in Ksar El Khorbat – Morocco

13 Jan
Ksar El Khorbat: a typical street in the ksar, with my painter/guide Rachid

The road from Erfoud to Ksar El Khorbat Short Description. I explored the khattara irrigation system in Majha Fezna. Near Tinejdad, I went to the Oasis Museum in Ksar El Khorbat and the Water Museum in Source Lalla Mimoun. Eventually, I spent the night in a camping ground near the entrance to the Todra Gorges. Long Description. After […]