By Ali Karim

Marrakech

This post is part of a series called Morocco May 2017 The name Marrakech originates from the Amazigh (Berber) words amur (n) kush, which means “Land of God.” It is the third largest city in Morocco, after Casablanca and Fez, and lies near the foothills of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains, that we had just driven through,…

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By Ali Karim

Todra and Dades Gorges

This post is part of a series called Morocco May 2017 That night in the Desert Camp, I did not sleep well, as it was warm inside the tent. Berber tents like the one we were in, are made of heavy wool blankets, with little to no ventilation, so it was warm. Early in the…

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By Ali Karim

Meknes to Merzouga

This post is part of a series called Morocco May 2017 Plan is to drive most of the day to Merzouga, to visit the Sahara Desert in south-eastern Morocco, via the Middle Atlas Mountains, towards the Algerian border. At night, slept well except for the call to prayers from the ever present and nearby mosques….

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