RSIS Morocco: adventure
Posted: 18 July 2019
It’s been an extremely busy few days for our wonderful team:
Whilst we have some lovely photos of the last day on the project site, we weren’t able to get any video or written blog updates. The teams were focused on completing work on both project sites. We are extremely proud of their efforts as they gave 110% to get everything done on time. Their work is already making a huge difference to the community and the path is already in use!
On Tuesday team one completed work on the village path, team two enjoyed their workshop and shopping trip, whilst team three finished up at the Classroom.
After packing up and saying our goodbyes to our wonderful community in Tacheddirt the whole team transferred in convoy to Aït Benhaddou a fortified village, also known as an ighrem, along the former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakesh in present-day Morocco. This is a traditional Mud Brick city on the edge of the High Atlas Mountains. It is on the UNESCO World Heritage List and has featured in many films, mostly as a replacement for Jerusalem. It has appeared in more than 10 movies, including Lawrence of Arabia and Gladiator.
The team climbed to the top to enjoy the breath-taking views. It was a very hot day, and some students opted to stay back at the riad to enjoy some rest and relaxation.
You would think from the photos that the team are in Egypt, but in actual fact the whole team have been enjoying a tour of the Atlas Film Corporation Studios. The team have had the opportunity to see sets and props from films like The Jewel of the Nile, The Mummy, Gladiator and Kingdom of Heaven.
After a good lunch, the team will jump back in their mini-busses and transfer back to Marrakesh. The team will then split into two groups, with one team visiting the main square whilst the other team are checked-in online for their flights tomorrow and then the teams will swap.
The whole team will then celebrate with a final dinner together before early to bed, ready for departures in the morning.