Sahara, Part 2

Trip Start Mar 23, 2012
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Trip End Apr 03, 2012


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Thursday, March 29, 2012

We arrived in Ait Ben Haddou around noon and stopped for a tour of the town and lunch. Our tour guide mainly led us around and pointed out obvious things like doors and windows, but it was useful to be told where to go at the very least. Ait Ben Haddou is a UNESCO World Heritage site, so it is fairly well preserved and very deserving of the title. In addition, a number of movies have been filmed here (including Gladiator), which obviously attracts a number of foreign tourists.

The tour ended with climbing up a big hill where we had a nice view of the surrounding desert-ish landscape. The lighting was excellent, so we spent a little extra time just hanging out at the top, staring around. After heading down the hill, we went to the restaurant the van driver suggested for lunch and found that it was an absolute tourist haven. We chose to go to the place next door, and our driver was less than pleased. He definitely gets a cut if you eat at that restaurant, whoops!

By the time we finished lunch, we were fairly behind schedule so we zipped off towards the Sahara.
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