๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ 2011 Morocco – Day 9 – Taroudant

After sunrise, I made up my mind for the day. I grabbed my stuff and went down to pay. The hotel had a cafe on the ground floor. Breakfast was included in the hotel price. That was something completely new. So I sat down on the terrace, which was directly on a corner between the street and the wadi. There was typical coffee, in addition flat bread, jam and butter. I went comfortably on the further journey. I thought about finding a bus or a taxi directly to Taroudant. Meanwhile the sun was warming a bit more. After paying I finally went directly to the place where I got off the day before. Here there were some taxis but no buses. I sat somewhere in the corner and watched the whole thing for a while. Somehow not much happened.

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๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ 2011 Morocco – Day 10 – Ouarzazate

Due to the disturbances of the night I woke up again quite early, made myself clear so far, checked out and went back to the square. I must not forget to mention that in the meantime I had brought a strict order into all my things in order not to forget anything, to get it stolen or to have to search for a long time. So packed I went to the market to drink coffee. Here was somehow still nothing going on. So I sat for a while with coffee and cigarettes and studied the rest of the route.

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๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ 2011 Morocco – Day 11 – Zagora / Mhamid

I got up again around 0800. The night had become quite cold, especially in a room where there was no heating. I hadn’t really expected that. In the quite clear hotel was already quite a lot going on and the noise from inside came to that from outside still in addition. First I checked out again at the old slow Zausel at the reception and went a few meters to the left of the Royal to have the usual breakfast. Strong milky coffee fairy with an omelette. While I sat there comfortably at the street and looked around with cigarettes and coffee in the area I saw opposite a car rental, which brought me on the thought to ask nevertheless times for the prices.

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๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ 2011 Morocco – Day 12 – Zagora / Merzouga

As you can see from the first picture I was on my way quite early. Above Zagora there was still fog and it was not very warm. Actually it was just before 0 degrees. The night in the hotel was not particularly great, since my room had somehow again gaps and it pulled and besides no heating was there. I had already thought about buying at least one fan heater for 10โ‚ฌ, but that really wasn’t worth it, because most of the rooms didn’t have electricity and I had to get rid of the thing again.

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๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ 2011 Morocco – Day 13 – Boumalne / Ouarzazate

Around 0700 I drove again in the direction of Ourzazate to be there on time 1000. On the right I saw the Atlas with its snow covered peaks far away from the road. Everything which is green here, has its cause in the glacier streams and the melt water after the snow melt. It must be quite large floods, which pour out then in the direction of Sahara. The Draa flows into the Atlantic again after a turn, the rest seeps into the desert. Before I could drive off, a guy from the shop under the hotel 20dh coaxed me out of his car on the grounds that he had been looking after the car all night. I didn’t believe that, but I didn’t feel comfortable with the whole hotel. So I gave it to him and made off.

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๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ 2011 Morocco – Day 14 – Ouarzazate / Marrakech

I slept well that day. I packed up my things, checked out at the slow old Zausel again and went towards the bus station. Meanwhile it had become again already at noon. The bus journey to M. should take about 5-6h. The distance was only about 200 km long, but the slow bus and the serpentines over the Atlas made the journey quite long. But this way was much better than the southern one I came from Taroudant before.

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