Etoile des dunes
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... the 4wd as we raced through the desert and and stopped off at old deserted mining villages. The Moroccan land is rich with metals and is why there have been many disputes between neighbouring countries (mainly Algeria) in regards to where the border lies. But once again Mustapha explains with great pride that Morocco will always win, not because they have a big strong army but because they have a clever King.
We are then back off to racing through the ...
... more appealing than going up the dune to get...up the dune. At least to me. The boys went up before us and when they came down, their shirts were unbuttoned and they claimed to have reached nirvana. So maybe I just didn't commit.
After dinner, we camped out on mattresses under the stars. You can see a lot of stars from the Texas hill country, but the number of stars you can see from the Sahara is unreal. Not to mention the Milky Way and tons of shooting stars. All too soon, ...
... to wait for it to cool a little.
Meanwhile, we were served some excellent absinthe tea (not the usual mint tea). Now... absinthe? Isn't that a highly intoxicating drug? Was this to calm our nerves before riding camels for the first time? Ha! After yesterday in the mountains, a little thing like riding a camel for a couple of hours wasn't so terrifying at all! Or perhaps they added the absinthe so that it wouldn't hurt ...
... seats. After some English/Arabic/French persuasion we assured them that their seats were else where and finally sat down in a dry place. We struck up a conversation with the guys in our cabin and learned that they were students studying forensic science. We talked the whole train ride (which, although it was supposed to be only 2 hours ended up being about 3.5) and once again fell in love with Moroccan people--redemption for the 2 hour late train and con artist taxi ...
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