Atlas Mountains

Atlas Mountains

crossing the large mountain range in the Northwest of the African continent

Location: 

P2030, Oukaïmeden, Morocco

Duration: 

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Personal highlights

  1. Atlas Mountains: mountain range in the Northwest Africa between the Ocean and Sahara
  2. Origin: formed tens of millions of years ago when Africa and Europe collided the first time
  3. Resources: the mountains are rich in valuable minerals and beautiful gemstones
  4. Journey: driving from Marrakesh to the other side, reaching into the Sahara desert
  5. Road: fairly modern road, well prepared and easy to drive - from a Swiss perspective

Image sources

  1. Atlas Mountains rock formation
  2. Berber village in the Atlas Mountains
  3. Transporting goods on a donkey
  4. Trying to make a living with...
  5. mineral Stones from the Atlas

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