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Hiking the desolate Todra Gorge wasn't much fun

Our Morocco tour was cheap but we agreed that there were much better places in the world to visit

Our Morocco tour was cheap but we agreed that there were much better places in the world to visit

Expected the hike to be through the gorge, not over the mountains!

Expected the hike to be through the gorge, not over the mountains!

Caves and large tent were home to nomadic Berber family we visited; our tour guide talked to the Berber elder most of the time but translated little for us

Caves and large tent were home to nomadic Berber family we visited; our tour guide talked to the Berber elder most of the time but translated little for us

The nomadic Berbers had an old loom that I know my Dad would have enjoyed seeing

The nomadic Berbers had an old loom that I know my Dad would have enjoyed seeing

My hiking boots have been great and minimize the ankle rolls I get when I wear my tennis shoes

My hiking boots have been great and minimize the ankle rolls I get when I wear my tennis shoes

The small river valley was the only place where crops would grow

The small river valley was the only place where crops would grow

Relaxing in the Berbers tent with tea and bread was a high point of the hike

Relaxing in the Berbers tent with tea and bread was a high point of the hike

Happy to have reached the summit on our hike; some shade would have been nice

Happy to have reached the summit on our hike; some shade would have been nice

Walked 3 kms to the nearest store to get some Coke Zero; not sure I'm cut out for living like a Berber

Walked 3 kms to the nearest store to get some Coke Zero; not sure I'm cut out for living like a Berber

During rainy season (winter) river can cover canyon floor

During rainy season (winter) river can cover canyon floor

The nomadic Berbers lived in a complex of caves; challenging just to get water every day

The nomadic Berbers lived in a complex of caves; challenging just to get water every day

Area popular with rock climbers; limestone cliffs carved by normally sedate rivers

Area popular with rock climbers; limestone cliffs carved by normally sedate rivers

All across Morocco the schools are painted in bright pastel colors

All across Morocco the schools are painted in bright pastel colors

Lawrence of Arabia filmed nearby and gave rise to several movie studios

Lawrence of Arabia filmed nearby and gave rise to several movie studios

Stayed in fairly nice places but either had no wifi or it was so poor as to be useless

Stayed in fairly nice places but either had no wifi or it was so poor as to be useless

Seemed like hours of barren countryside crammed in an uncomfortable minibus

Seemed like hours of barren countryside crammed in an uncomfortable minibus

Posted by VagabondCowboy 17:08

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Do you remember the TV reality series adventure race "Discovery Channel Eco-Challenge"? In 1998 they raced across Morocco. There was a woman that I think was an aborigine from Australia that seemed to be enjoying herself as the others suffered there.

by mrbrooker

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