Spain-Morocco 2015

Berber towns and villages

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All pictures of this post were made during our drive from Ouarzazate to Erfoud. Today, I would like to show the style of architecture of the Berber people, the Indigenous Non-Arab population of North Africa.


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The majority of Berbers, 10.4 million, live in Morocco (40% of the population).

This amazing building is called: Taourirt Kasbah.

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Notice little stairs on the roofs of the towers, they symbolize power. You will find them on many buildings in this region.

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Here, we are being served Berber tea, it is a green tea prepared with spearmint leaves and sugar, traditional to the Greater Maghreb region.

Mint tea is central to social life in Morocco. The serving of the tea can take a ceremonial form, especially when prepared for a guest.

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It is always fascinating to take pictures of local people.

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Some buildings are old, some are new:

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And here is the place where we had lunch that day. It was gorgeous!

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5 Comments

  1. Basia
    July 14, 2015 at 9:11 am — Reply

    So different and beautiful!

    • July 14, 2015 at 12:35 pm — Reply

      Dzieki Basienko za komentarze. Mam nadzieje ze ojciec tez oglada ten blog. Caluje mocno!

  2. Valerie Mittica
    July 14, 2015 at 10:32 am — Reply

    Hi Joanna – thanks for sharing all your photos and comments from your adventures! This is really great – I feel like I am there with you guys! Say HI to my MOM (Rosalie)! Have fun and stay hydrated!!
    Cheers!

    • July 14, 2015 at 12:34 pm — Reply

      Hello Valerie, it is good to hear from you. I am sharing the room with your mom, so not only I will say HI,but I will show her your message. I am glad you are traveling with us. One more day in Morocco and we are moving to Spain. The temperature today is 46 degrees Celsius!

      • Valerie Mittica
        July 20, 2015 at 10:31 am — Reply

        Aww… thanks so much Joanna :) much appreciated :)

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