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Morocco: Morocco, German-style

A view over Aït Benhaddou
A sunrise view of Aït Benhaddou from the roof of the Hotel Baraka

As we booked into our room in the Hotel Baraka in Aït Benhaddou, an incredible sight pulled up outside the hotel, almost crushing our little Fiat Uno. Into the tearing wind of the desert rode a colossal bus pulling an equally colossal trailer, and branded onto the front in huge Teutonic lettering was a capital 'D'. The Germans had come to the ksar.

A mud wall
The walls of Aït Benhaddou's ksar are made of mud, a rather more sensible desert building material than hot metal