Etoile des dunes
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... Here we are accosted with the sights and sounds of snake charmers, storytellers, fortune tellers, street musicians and “pop up” street restaurants. Raphy even bribes a burka wearing drag queen to dance over and give me a kiss! As we begin to drive through the countryside, I get a sense of societal development in two opposite directions. First, the country is clearly modernizing – Wi-Fi is found in every café and restaurant, even ...
... half back, though he tells me the same story! We once again climbed the dunes...which is harder than one may think...well for me anyway! We watched the sun rise over the sand and again, watched the sand change colour. We climbed back on our camels and were led back out the desert. Our bums were a little tender from the evening before, can't imagine what it was like when all they used was camel and donkeys, some places here they still do! We named our Camels, Jed settled on Donny, and ...
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While we were a bit uncomfortable, it was easy to be distracted by the beautiful scenery on our drive. We drove through the Middle Atlas mountains, and up and over the High Atlas mountains, and spent a while driving through desert canyons with palm oases scattered throughout them. I wish we had the time to stop at some of these places, but we had an appointment with some camels! We finally reached Merzouga, the big town on the edge of the ...
... we could stock up with a few bottles of wine to have in our rooms at night. So finally armed with our precious supplies we got on the road.
It wasn't long before we were leaving the green, verdant countryside behind and climbing into the Middle Atlas Mountains among the fog and the snow. There had been a snow fall a couple of nights before and the road had been closed so we were lucky to have perfect timing, the road was ...
... was still pitch dark out and I tried to get some photos of John getting on his trusty steed but they didn’t turn out. The camels get up hind legs first so you are thrust forward before they rise up with their front legs. It was a little "unexpected." Many in our group rode the camels but there were a fair number of people who walked up the dunes. Khalid stayed with the walkers. Our guides are known as the Blue Men in this part of ...
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