cont. DAY 4: Boumalne Dades to Erfoud We're all looking forward to a rest day in Erfoud. We finally get to Erfoud after four straight long days. I actually managed to shoot more photos today. Once over the Atlas Mountains we enter the beautiful open desert landscape. We're getting closer to the famous Merzouga desert and dunes. Morocco is a diverse landscape. But, I agree with those who believe the beauty of Morocco is in the south. The open desert landscape and distance mountain range is breathtaking. I am a happy camper now. . The local colors and crafts. Our lunch stop. Hung out with local family who runs this little cafe / inn. I think you'll like Moroccan food. The tagine are served piping hot. In fact bubbling. Have some tagine, bread, and mint tea....and you're good to go for another 200 km. I'm finally feeling like a Amazigh ( Berber ). Our hotel for next two nights. Nice! The Kasbah Hotel Xaluca is the same place KTM launched the new KTM 790 Adventure with Chris Birch and other luminaries. Also where team rally KTM hangs out. Beautiful 4 star resort for about $80 / night. Now that's a dagger. About 6 ft. tall.