Riding across Saguia el Hamra, a family coming back home in its old Land Rover Santana stopped by me. We shared greetings and the older of the two men who were on the car began to speak in Spanish.
It was not long before giving the youngest orders to prepare a zrig. Zrig is a drink made with water, sugar and milk, this time a mixture of goat and camel milk. The two men shared the drink container several times with me and a woman.
The drink was delicious but I had misgivings to drink too much because I wasn’t sure about the milk (was it boiled before?) and the water color, not fully transparent.
Finally, they put the drink in an empty bottle and offered to me. I couldn’t refuse but I hesitate because I wasn’t going to drink it, so I kept the bottle in my backpack.
My dilemma was completed early in Smara because, next to the store where I stopped to buy water and bread, there was a beggar who blessed me when I offered him this bottle of zrig.