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... One can see how this has helped morocco become a backpacker haven. In the evening, we ventured out into the Saharan desert on our camel tour. We went to a part of the Sahara called Erg Chebbi, which is a large sea of sand dunes formed by wind-blown sand. Dorothy and I each got camels and were led by a 65 year old guide named Mohammad. The camel is an incredibly interesting, albeit awkward creature. Everything about them, from their flexible long necks, how they sway when ...
... van in gear and started driving...he came with us, refusing to let go. In the end he left us no option but to carefully accelerate whereupon he finally let go rather than be dragged behind.
We hadn't gone 500m and another guy dressed in the same kit stood in the middle of the road and flagged us down. This time, we slowed and then dived to the left around him - he was not a happy teddy, cursing and shouting after us. We were over ...
... a massive dune, pulled out another bottle of vin and cranked Ali Farka Toure. It was such a fun night, dancing in the dunes, overlooking the dunes and the small town! On the way home we decided to pick up some blankets from a dude and we lay out under the stars until we were all frozen. What a great start to my desert experience!
The following day, after a slow start and a swim in the freezing pool to rid myself of my mild headache, we went into the ...
... beetle would survive the desert heat.
Time to have breakfast. Omelette, juice, lemon couscous, ample mint tea, yogurt and fruit. Anything is possible in the desert!. Sad to leave here but the time had come to pack up and head back to Merzouga then Marrakesh. I leave my signature in the sand and take one last photo. We mount up and head back on the camels. This time it was worse as ...
... You can find good people everywhere! I still owe you my final conclusion on 'South America'. I hate to generalise in continents, but unlike what CNN does when they talk about 'Africa', for my case it is more of a necessity. I have not been long enough in most countries, like Colombia, to write a decent conclusion. Six weeks in four countries is not much and have spent almost three in Peru. So I would like to take them all together and specify ...
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