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... how to drape it around our head to protect ourselves from wind and flying sand. After our long eight hour drive today we got to the area where we were to go off-road into the desert. We drove in our four wheel drive car over 12 km of rough gravel and sand with a few stones and mounds and large dunes in the distance to mark the route. The driver knew the way, God knows how. There were small areas of habitation once in a while ie. Auberges for guests. When we got to the ...
... with Ahmed's wife sitting a little distance away listening to everything. She has the most delightful eyes not saying much but taking everything in.
Next thing there was a knock on the door and couscous was delivered for us all to share, I think hand made by our hosts mother-in-law. We were made very welcome. Lots of talking, however we were aware that due reverence to the food should be afforded ...
... day of my life but that I have never really seen like that. They didn't have a bathroom or toilet so a refreshing shower was off the cards and I started feeling a little silly for bringing all our toiletries! Instead we used the Berber toilet, which was just the desert. They prepared a lovely breakfast of tea, oranges, bread and omelettes for us and we sat and enjoyed them with Sayed as we psyched ourselves for another day on the camels. We bid farewell to our ...
... roaster ride. In addition we'd read, and heard from other travelers, about the dreaded after-effects from a camel ride. Basically your butt hurts for days after one. Somehow Dorothy and I emerged unscathed from our experience. Asian butts 2, camel 0. I guess generations of our ancestors squatting around rice paddies have blessed us with superior butts... On another note, we joked about what the camels must think when they see a 300lb tourist coming their way to hop onto ...
... with some difficulty the 500m slope ended up taking my sneakers off easier without shoes. I past everyone else, and only had 2 others go past me to the peak! Anyway got chatting to a Spanish couple and they kept me company! I watched the sunset over the desert and dunes just amazing . Climbed back down and then we sat around on the sand waiting for our dinner, chatted to the young Italian guy, until dinner was served. We were ushered into another tent, and served dinner, Harara ...
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