Welcome to Northern Vietnam! The big-sky country; a place of rippling mountains, cascading rice terraces and the winnowed-out karst topography for which the region is famed.
Set in Morocco’s Atlas mountains, the Ouzoud Falls are one of the country’s most famous attractions and a complex network of waterfalls that cascade one into another through 3 major and several minor drops. From top to bottom, the chain of waterfalls stretches on 110 meters. The brilliant white of the stirred-up water contrasts dramatically with the rich red sandstone outcroppings of the El Abid river gorge.
From the base of the falls, a path winds between ancient olive trees that have given their name to the falls – “Ouzoud” means “olive” in the Berber language.
A kasbah is a fortress building or a fortified part of a city, historically the home of regional rulers providing security from attack. Built with high walls and few exterior windows and often on hilltops to provide greater security, kasbahs house one or more buildings.
Kasbahs are found in many places across Morocco and date back several centuries – some having undergone significant repair but some now rather dilapidated. The surrounding areas of Bin El Ouidane dam harbors many of them reachable thru breathtaking hiking paths.