~ Morocco - Aroumd 2015 ~

Sunday, March 12, 2017
         The first stop on the second half of my Morocco trip was in a small village named Aroumd within the High Atlas Mountains. Our luggage's were loaded onto a donkey while we walked 45 minutes into the mountain, the second option was to ride a donkey. The terrain was dry and rocky, the sun beaming upon us from high up in the sky and I was glad I had asked our guide, Rashid to wrap my scarf around my head, Berber style of course, to shield me from the sun. Honestly I would highly recommend anyone going to bring a light weight scarf, it turned out to be one of my most essential and highly used items!

There wasn't much on the schedule besides a hike which left us with lots of time to explore the village. 

It really wasn't until I looked back upon these photos that made me realize how secluded we were and how small the village was. I don't recall many street signs although we did find the public hammam. Some homes had semi-open courtyards which gave you a small glimpse into the daily lives of the people who live in this small town.

Looking down into the courtyard of our Gite. Our accommodation here was very humble with a shared bath among both sexes and a large common eating/gathering area.

Ahhh nos-nos, how I miss thee. Nos-nos means half-half in Moroccan and it's a drink consisting of half coffee and half milk. Writing this post makes me miss the heat of the summer air there.