The impressive Tizi n'Tichka pass through the High Atlas mountains in Morocco. The mountains in the distance are still snow-capped (some of the peaks are over 4,000 meters high here).
The mountain pass itself is quite high, too: a maximum of 2,260 meters. (That's about 7,000 feet, for those who still cling to other units.)
A spectacular drive in all respects.
Geweldig, wat een uitzicht Justin! Lijkt me een bijzonder land om eens geweest te zijn, Marokko.
Het was zeker een bijzonder land Tjarko, en het vrijwel overal heel goed bevallen. Goed geregeld vervoer (deze is vanuit de bus genomen), maar ook de wegen zelf zijn prima (ook een deel zelf gereden), een aantal ontzettend aardige mensen ontmoet, en héél veel gezien. Zeker een aanrader!
Hey Justin, Peter passed your name and gallery on to me...I spent time years ago in Morocco. Was on a surf safari but ended up going over the Atlas Mountains into Marrakech...quite a drive in the early '70s...your picture here gives some flavor to how winding the roads were!! Funny to think that my year spent driving around Europe and Northern Africa started in Amsterdam...bought an old '69 VW bus and sold it a year later on the same street! Great country, Holland is...one of my favorites...well, Stockholm was awesome too!
Best to you, SirFin in the USA
Hey SirFin, thanks for that great story. Must have been something, to cross the Atlas in a VW bus! Such winding roads can of course also be found in other mountainous places, but the landscape here was a little more desolate than in most mountain (that I've been to, anyway).
Never been to Stockholm, even though a good friend of mine lived there for a while (and tells me all the time that it's really a great place :) )... it's on the list!
Thanks again for the comment,
Hey Justin, you have no idea how scary it was...no guardrails, hairpin turns that would take you inches from the edge and worst of all, no way to turn around and go back! But hey, great stories to tell my kids later on!
I'll check out your gallery in more detail...you and Peter seem to have traveled to many of the same places, very cool!
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