Beware of Tricksters
But Brian feeling a little nervous just starting to drive in this hectic city readily agreed. Bad move! We were taken a back route and as we became more and more suspicious… had no way of turning back as we had no idea where we were. Arriving at the turn off, he then came on strong wanting 10 Euros for his efforts! What! That is huge money in this country! We should.not have relented! We put it down to a learning experience.
Scenes From Tiz n'Tichka Pass in the High Atlas Mountains
The High Atlas Mountains and Tiz n' Tichka Pass
Once on the Tizi n' Tichka Pass mountain road we passed numerous road side stalls selling incredibly brightly coloured crystal and rocks . The stall boys would be holding out these vivid stones hoping to catch our eye. Now I am not an expert.... but the colours of their rocks looked far from natural to me! We came across one or two stalls that did have the natural rocks….somehow their wares were very dull in comparison.
The drive was interesting with barren pink hills indispersed with small patches of vivid green oases. The scenery changes frequently and the flatroofed mud and stone houses of the villages meld into the mountains which are the same colour. You sometimes had to look closely to see them. Neat vegetable gardens spread across the valleys.
We climbed 2260 metres to the top of Tizn'Tichka Pass.There are some amazing rock formations in parts.