The Epicurious Wanderers!

Day 7: Erfoud

This morning we left the intensity of the Fes behind for the desert oasis town of Erfoud. This was a long driving day, about 7 hours! with stops to appreciate the ever-changing Moroccan landscape along the way, as well as stretch the legs, take on food. We wound our way past olive groves, shepherds tending to their flocks, forests of cedar, pine and oak, and valleys filled with date palms – all with views of the High Atlas Mountains in the distance. There is cloud in the sky and at times a few rain drops on the windows. Hopefully only a brief thing.

As we arrive in Erfoud, our gateway to the Sahara Desert, the landscape has changed dramatically. Built by the French in the early 1900s, the town features tightly packed red sand buildings that blend seamlessly into the desert surroundings. Our hotel, the Chateau De Sable is built to look as if its been here for eternity, but is relatively new.

That’s pretty much it for today, apart from a photo barrage below. Enjoy.

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