Morocco: A Day of Sightseeing, part 3

Leaving the canyons, our first order of business was lunch, of course. The restaurant was large, could accommodate a big a number of diners at one time.

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And beautiful lamps.

The food was just okay, nothing to write home about, but the camaraderie during meal time is the one that I treasure most.

We took the same road out of this area and by the time we were passing the same place, we noticed that it was very hazy in the distance. Our tour manager mentioned that's what a sand storm looks like from a distance.

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We continued the journey to Ouarzazate via the road of a thousand kasbahs and the Dades Valley which is famous for its roses. They have an annual rose festival here. It was here that we took the mandatory pit stop. Naturally, the pit stop was at a cooperative that sells rose-scented perfumes, lotions, powders and "anti-aging" creams. It seems that this hypenated term is a big selling point in Morocco. Okay, there were other tour buses that stopped here. This must have been the "official" store for all organized tour groups.

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It was early evening when we arrived at our destination of Ouarzazate, known as the Hollywood of Morocco.

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Hotel for the night.

There are so many things we experienced and enjoyed in Morocco, but not one of them is a spectacular sunset. All we got were hazy skies. Not complaining at all.

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  1. One thing that amazes me about these posts on Morocco, Maria, is how few images I see ANYWHERE of the same thing. How is that possible??? I've been flabbergasted.

  2. Amazing photos. My daughter had the opportunity to visit Morocco while in college for a study abroad program. She fell in love with the country and wants to one day return.

  3. Morocco looks exotic and interesting. Even your hotel looks exotic!

  4. Some great photos, lolz on the graffiti :)

  5. Very beautiful.... Too bad about the graffiti, some people have no respect.

  6. Fantastic photos! You can make a great photo group for your home with these colors.

  7. Sigh...your Morocco posts are delightful and entertaining; they bring back fond memories. We also stopped over in Ouarzazate last year. Looking forward to more of your posts....

  8. Hello, everything looks beautiful in Morocco. Except for the graffiti. Wonderful series of photos.
    Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

  9. Beautiful. So different from what I'm used to.

  10. Hazy journey in Morocco is just as interesting as sunny blue sky day. Glad you enjoyed taking these photographs. Well, worth sharing.

  11. It's a pretty town, but there's graffiti even there!

  12. Hi! Your photos are very beautiful. I want to go there in a future. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Wonderful series of photos in Morocco ~ all very beautiful photos ~ ^_^ ~ Happy Trails to you ~

    A ShutterBug Explores ~ aka (A Creative Harbor

  14. I´m not too found of their buildings but I do love their colors. They are amazing :)


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