Last night I was thinking about going again to Merzouga/Erg Chebbi, but looking at a detailed map I found myself becoming interested in going further east from Er Rachidia, rather than south. I've discovered Boudenib, Bouanane, Bou Arfa and finally Figuig.
I'm proud to say that at least I know it's pronounced 'Fig-ig'.
I've looked up all these places on Looklex, and I suspect that much of the info is out of date now, but there were a few good pics. I'm just wondering if any of you have been recently, and if you are aware of any recent developments that may influence my decision to go there or not.
After I post this I will have a good read in my Rough Guide, latest edition. As it stands, I must wait until after Eid el-Khebir which falls in the middle of October. I'll go near the end of the month.
Coming from Taroudant, I will stay a night in Ouarzazate, a night in Er Rachidia, and probably won't find a hotel until Bou Arfa and in my destination Figuig. Apparently, according to Looklex anyway, there are no hotels or restaurants in either Boudenib or Bouanane, but I'm rather hoping that someone can tell me otherwise.
I know it's a really big trip, but I'm getting excited to see new territory in Morocco.
I'm thinking that end of Oct. might be a good time weather-wise.
Your thoughts, as usual, are most welcome.
• Interestingly, it looks like the N10 actually goes through some Algerian territory between Bouanane and Bou Arfa. Is that right?