Life in the Ourika Valley

The Ourika Valley (you can see some shot in the towns and places page) is a fertile valley in the low Atlas, near Marrakech. Due to its closeness to Marrakech, it is often a tour target for tourists staying there.
We were no exception, and had an organised trip to visit the valley and a small village on the mountain side. I don't remember the name of the village because I forgot to take a note, but those villages look very similar to each other anyways. The village has a Berbe population living out of farming and handicrafts. As you can see from the pics, life conditions are decent but quite poor. We had a visit to a local family who offered us something to eat (bread and good olive oil) and mint tea to drink. While the group was drinking mint tea, I strolled around the house to take a few pics.



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Children and pedlars welcome
our group in the village



edificio
A building


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Kids


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two young customers at
a local shop


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Small girls


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The house's stall


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the kitchen



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  Private hammam
(a fire is lit in the hole to
produce heat and steam in the bathroom)


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The bedroom


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Our host prepares something
to eat for us


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  Karim, our guide, pours
mint tea




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