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Journey to Todra Gorge

Another fascinating day exploring Morocco, as our route took us from Ouarzazate in the south-east, to ERFOUD on the edge of the Sahara Desert. Luxuriant palm groves stretched either side of the town of Tinerhir, contrasting with the clusters of buildings that seemed to grow out of the very ground on which they stood. From time to time, there were glimpses of ruined kashabs while newly constructed houses contrasted with ksars (fortified villages) as we continued on the way to TODRA GORGE. Here, there was time to take in the sheer red cliffs rising to 300 metres (985 ft.) on either side of the narrow corridor that forms the gorge, just 33 ft. at its narrowest point.

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A mural map of the region in which we travelled IMG_1671.jpg IMG_1681.jpg IMG_1684 - crop plus.jpg
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IMG_1732.jpg Laundry is still done in the traditional way here IMG_1754.jpg IMG_1741.jpg
IMG_1742.jpg IMG_1748.jpg IMG_1749.jpg A mural of a ksour or ksar at the morning's rest stop
Mural of Moroccan beauty in both its forms IMG_1743.jpg IMG_1746.jpg IMG_1745.jpg
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Looks like trouible - but with cheerful workers IMG_1762.jpg IMG_1769.jpg IMG_1770.jpg
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IMG_1783.jpg Remains of an abandoned kasbah in a deep valley IMG_1790.jpg IMG_1792.jpg
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IMG_1819.jpg IMG_1820.jpg IMG_1816.jpg The hotel in Todra Gorge
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