The Moroccan Road Trip

Hi chums!

My trip to Morocco was so packed with action and we made lots of little stops on the way to the Sahara Desert so I thought I would share all the pics from the road trip.



We saw lots of Berber villages along the way as we drove out of Marrakech and became immersed in the mountains. It was a very windy journey to start with and I started feeling a little bit nauseous but it was all good because the views were beautiful and were enough to take my mind off it!



One of the main places we stopped at was calle Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO heritage site where they've filmed things from Games of Thrones to Lawrence of Arabia.


Although I hadn't seen any of the films and programs filmed there, it didn't matter because the place itself was so impressive that it was obvious why it had been chosen for many film sets.






We climbed up the hill and turned around to the most amazing view. The green looks so strange in such a vast desert but it really makes everything start out that much more.




The view was so pretty - it took me a while to cut my photos down to just these (and there are still loads here lol).





One thing to watch out for if you ever go here - you need to cross the small stream and there are lots of young boys hanging round trying to help you across. If you accept yourself, you need to pay them, so either have some change handy or get ready to constantly tell them you don't need their help because they don't seem to take no for an answer!



As the sun was setting we arrived at our hotel which was literally in the middle of nowhere (on the side of the road below). Unsurprisingly, wifi was not one of their strongest suits although this was completely understandable!


The next day we rose bright and early to set off again towards the desert.



The road ahead was straight and in the middle of nowhere so it never felt like we were getting anywhere!



One of our last stops was in a gorge where there were several places to buy souvenirs. I bought a cute camel made of leather - it was so much cheaper here than in Marrakech, so get your haggle on!




After this stop we were full steam ahead towards the desert - check out that post here!

Love as always,

Emma
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