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Sunday, October 12, 2008

Amir and Tara come to visit

Amir and Tara came to visit on October 4. I planned for them a weeklong itinerary that included stops in Azemmour, El Jadida, and Ouarzazate. I had intended to spend Yom Kippur in Marrakech at the Laazama Synagogue before heading back on Friday morning to get them to the airport. Upon arrival we all discussed and quickly decided to rearrange our plans completely. We came up with a new schedule that put us in Fes for Yom Kippur and had us racing to the Saharan dunes of Erg Chebbi on Monday - coming back up towards Fes for Yom Kippur. I was skeptical but we did it. On Monday we took our time, driving from Rabat to Erfoud (a distance of about 10 or so hours) with stops in the Berber village of Azrou, a quick stop to check out the Barbary apes of the Ifrane Forrest, and countless photograph and bathroom breaks along the way.

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