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Mauritania

Desert Qanats

Amazigh Agadirs

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A fairly standard water jug wrapped in burlap to keep it cool. Atop sits the communal cup.

A fairly standard water jug wrapped in burlap to keep it cool. Atop sits the communal cup.

Reason 735 Why I Love Morocco: Nearly every shop, and many households, have water jugs outside for any passersby who may need a drink.

(Compare this to the privatization of water supplies in much of the West.)

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Reason 604 Why I Love Morocco: A man can look definitively masculine despite wearing what the West might see as a dress.

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Reason 531 Why I Love Morocco: Midnight rides through the desert on a darkened bus enables an incredible view of the stars and moon without clouds or light pollution.

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Reason 584 Why I Love Morocco: The hot season and the watermelon season are in near perfect alignment.

Fuq Figuig!

Ait Ben Haddou

Local Ksars (Ksor)