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Travel Blogs from Merzouga
... of our faces if you tried. We were somewhere truely special.
Our desert hotel for the night was gorgeous . Our room was massive with a king bed and moroccan designed furnishings. We spent what was left of the afternoon by the pool still thrilled by the atmosphere the sand storm was bringing before dinner and straight to bed. It had been a long day and we were excited for the next. Could it keep getting better and better?
The journey from Essaouira to Merzouga
was one that filled us with dread from the first moment we realised
we would have to make the 15 hour long journey from the sea-side to
the Sahara desert. One part of the journey especially- around 2 hours
east of Marrakech is known for making people very sick as the coach
has to take us through the long, winding mountain roads. I (Rebecca)
although also dreading it a ...
... are the official languages of Morocco, and since we're white, they all just automatically go to French with us), figured out that we wanted to take a picture with my friend, Hannah. It was super cute.
After the oasis, the next stop was the Sahara. I really cannot accurately describe my experience there. I really cannot think of a time in my life where I was happier than during this trip. We hit the Sahara right at sunset, and stopped our jeeps to get out and watch ...
... The desert itself is the most amazing thing I have ever seen and I don't think I have grasped the fact that I was really there yet. We camped 40 km from the Algerian border, under more stars than I have ever seen in my life. We hiked the sand dunes at 6 am to watch the sunrise and rode camels out in the morning. Sinking my feet into the cold sand of the Sahara was awesome! I don't honestly have many words to describe this experience, it's too much, words do not do it justice.
... to feel the fresh air until everyone started laughing. Clearly my scarf was not colourfast and I now had a blue forehead. Even the Uruguay couple that barely spoke English thought I was funny. We all heard them saying ‘Avatar’.
More Berber Whisky was served before a chicken and vege tagine was made for us for dinner. We had melon for dessert and then entertainment from our porters in the form of drums and African songs.