Etoile des dunes
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... in a **** hotel that had no heat or hot water. It was miserable. The worst part is we had to ride up the pass road twice before we could get through to the other side and it was even worse when we arrived. 5 degrees and less at some points. It was brutal. Todd and I had to sleep in our clothes just to stay warm. Part of the adventure and we were glad to have a roof over our heads but definitely a nightmare. See the pics ...
... of camel and beef sat on marble slabs, huge blackened testicles hung pendulous and blatant in their skin sleeves next to hooves, heads of goats and sheep sweated in large steamers, live chickens were drawn protesting from crowded cages onto the chopping block, and cats milled around the butcher's feet collecting the scraps The street was noisy with shouts, chatter, and chopping. Now and then an ass or mule bearing a pile of hides tripped through the ...
... Abdul. The land is very infertile and it wont grow vegetables, only marijuana. So the locals have got good at growing it, but it is still illegal. According to Abdul, 1 gram Hashish is worth 1 month prison for a local, and 1 week for tourist because embassy gets them out.
Plan to go into the desert this afternoon by camel, and then head off tomorrow.
We have been for a camel ride. Got up in the morning and, after Hiro and ...
... movies. It's essentially an enormous flat plain of gravel and loose rocks with the occasional dry bush managing to eke out existence. But after about 8 hours in the car we finally reached our destination: the Merzouga dunes. Merzouga is a place in the far east of Morocco where all of the sand that the wind sweeps off the desert is deposited into a great swath of majestic dunes. Finally, it felt like the true Sahara: huge sand dunes ...
... eating a meal cooked for us by the Berbers at the campsite, enjoying a couple more beers, some shisha and then wrapping up in many layers and blankets for our night under the stars. As we were eagerly anticipating the Geminids meteor shower which only happens at this time off the year, we were informed that the best time to witness it was at about 4am. So without hesitation I let myself drift into a deep sleep feeling pretty exhausted and still full of ...
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