Saturday, May 23, 2009

Gorges du Dades

Scenes on the route to the Gorges du Dades. I just couldn't get enough of the contrasting landscapes. You've got the dry, arid mountainside but the valley is lush and green.

I don't think you can see it really well in this picture, but the rocks are formed in such a way that it looks like a brain. Thus, this area is called the Brian of the Atlas.

You can see it better in this picture.

This was the road that led to the restaurant where we had lunch. This was the neatest road on the trip. The restaurant was on a ledge overlooking the road.

This is the restaurant.

This is an example of a Moroccan bathroom. This is actually a very nice Moroccan bathroom. Yes ladies, this is the ladies bathroom, not the men's. On top of there being no toilet, there is no toilet paper. On this particular day, I had to go sooo bad. It was a workout doing all that squatting. I had to take a break and stand up and then squat some more. Some bathrooms were so tight that you had to press yourself against the back wall to get the door shut. Furthermore, some had ceilings that were so low that I could stand up, but if you were an inch taller than me, you had to stoop.

After lunch, we rode down into the gorge...

After that, it was off to the hotel. This was a very nice hotel...quite an upgrade from the hotel the previous night.

This was our waiter at the hotel that night. We wants me to send him this picture. I need to do that next week.


Susan said...

I like these pictures! That rode and restaurant are crazy! I like your shirt in the bottom pictures too!

Sue said...

What an amazing journey!! LOVE the bathroom! You look so cute. Love ya!