It’s photo time! A day trip to Ouarzazate and Ait Benhaddou.

Today I’m leaving Agadir to go back to Marrakech and since it’s going to a pretty busy day, I’ll leave you with some photos instead of boring you with facts and figures about our trip to Ouarzazate and Ait Benhaddou a couple of days ago 🙂

Ouarzazate is a small city (about 100,000 inhabitants) 200 kilometers southeast of Marrakech. Due to the windy roads and high Atlas mountains it takes about three to four hours to get there – stops for taking pictures included!

The fortified Berber city Ait Benhaddou consists of six so called Kasbahs, a traditional Berber house with four rock towers. They are made out of stamped mud and clay bricks and are thus extremely susceptible to weathering. Without renovation, a Kasbah only lasts for about 40 years!

As many Berber families have left the Kasbah and the ones still living there can not maintain the whole complex, it is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Oh wait, I’m already babbling about facts again. Today is all about the photos, so have a look yourself:

Always happy travels!

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