Rissani - the green
Fossil place in Arfoud
Berber women in
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Day 10 Tourudent
all day to get from Merzouga to Ouarzazate. The morning we
retraced our steps back through Arfoud and stopped at our hotel
to use the rest rooms. Meli had left had glasses there and they
had them! Success.
Meli had me sit in the front seat (vacated by the tour guide) so
I could get good pictures since today's journal was my
responsibility. She was anticipating seeing women in their
traditional costumes, which changed as we travelled west. The
black robes are Arab; the embroidered ones are Berber; the
colorful ones are Bedouin...
As we passed through one of the towns, the children were
apparently giving home for lunch. There were hundreds of
bicycles crowding the road. Many of the young people held hands
across their bikes (boys as well as girls)...
We had lunch in a gorge that is famous for rock climbing.
Finally, we caught a glimpse of village women doing their
laundry in a clear stream. Although I was far away on the road,
they saw me shooting pictures and made it clear they were not
happy being photographed.
The Arab women wears completely black wrap The Berber
women are either in white lace or black wraps with colorful trims
The Karez of the Sahara - Underground water system