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Travel Pictures - MOROCCO - 1998

All images Ron Miller

          Although Morocco is easily reached from Spain via a short ferry ride across the
     Straight of Gibraltar, it is a completely different world from Western Europe. In
     fact, the newly arriving visitor can actually feel that they have arrived on a different
     continent. I entered the country via the Spanish enclave of Ceuta and traveled to
     the mountain town of Chefchaouen. From Chefchaouen I traveled south to Rabat,
     Casablanca, and Marrakech before crossing the Atlas Mountains to Zagora on the
     edge of the Sahara Desert. From Zagora I moved west along the Atlas range to the
     resort town of Agadir before returning to Algiers on my return to Spain.

Chefchaouen is an isolated Berber town in the pine-clad mountains of northwest Africa -
Chefchaouen, Morocco 

These boys look on as several men use the basketball court and goal posts for a competitive game of soccer -
Chefchaouen, Morocco 
Chefchaouen's main square exudes a primitive atmosphere at sunset -
Chefchaouen, Morocco 
Are these men, who sport medieval robes with pointed hoods, friendly Berbers or evil sorcerers? -
Chefchaouen, Morocco 
This colorfully-painted, dead-end alleyway is typical of Chefchaouen's medina. The farther one
travels from the medina's main pedestrian routes, the stronger the intensity of the blue paint -
Chefchaouen, Morocco 
A glimpse of my travel companions relaxing inside our "hotel hashish" -
Chefchaouen, Morocco 
Wonderful owner of the self-proclaimed "Moroccan McDonalds" -
Chefchaouen, Morocco 
The Moroccan McDonalds, open until well past midnight, provides wholesome
Moroccan sandwiches and sumptuous French pastries -
Chefchaouen, Morocco 
This grand, tree-lined boulevard is evidence of the French colonization of Morocco -
Rabat, Morocco
This busy caravan of ferries transports passengers between Rabat and Sale across the Wadi Sala (Atlantic Ocean in distance) -
Rabat, Morocco
This "water man" moves throughout the city selling water -
Rabat, Morocco
The tallest minaret in the world -
Hassan II Mosque; Casablanca, Morocco
The busiest square in Africa comes alive at night -
Djmaa el Fna; Marrakech, Morocco
The vendors in this night market put out an inviting spread -
Marrakech, Morocco
Sunset behind the Koutoubia Mosque -
Marrakech, Morocco
French travelers Gislan and Oeud shielding themselves from the setting sun in the stunning Dades Gorge -
near Boumalne du Dades, Morocco
Dazzling rock formations in the Dades Gorge -
near Boumalne du Dades, Morocco
This Kasbah, that looks like a children's sand castle come to life, sits abandoned and exposed to the elements -
near Boumalne du Dades, Morocco
This river wash provided our pathway into the treeless Atlas mountains to visit a family of troglodytes -
near Boumalne du Dades, Morocco
There aren't many places in the world where you can trek to meet a family of troglodytes! -
near Boumalne du Dades, Morocco
 Gislan and Oeud relaxing with our guide outside the Troglodytes cave -
near Boumalne du Dades, Morocco
This dramatic vista was taken from the road to Zagora where it descends the Atlas Mountains.
In the distance is the Draa Valley with irrigated date palm plantations -
near Zagora, Morocco
 These camels are secure in their pen amid the Draa Valley's date palms -
Zagora, Morocco
This is the parking lot for the spectators who traveled by camel to attend the village soccer match (played on dirt) -
near Zagora, Morocco
Another abandoned and decaying kasbah adjacent to a vibrant date palm plantation.
Beyond the distant gap in the mountain range is the entrance to the Sahara Desert -
near Zagora, Morocco
Resort town of Agadir as seen through the eye of a camel -
Agadir, Morocco
Tourists on their Moroccan dune buggy -
near Agadir, Morocco

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