Etoile des dunes
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... sunrise trek including an overnight stay in a Bedouin tent with breakfast in the campsite restaurant. In the early evening we joined our party of fourteen and an hour and a half later and feeling a wee bit sea sick, we reached our destination, far too much lurching for me. Obama, our guide showed us around the Bedouin tent, which swaying in the Desert breeze was more like several NHS blankets badly sewn together, and consisted of a kitchen, a dining area ...
... They speak a different language then Arabs and have different names. However, any child born in an Arabic hospital has to have an Arabic name. The children are taught in school the the Amizer are ugly, with big heads and weaker. Because of this, the children are slowly denying their heritage and want to be known as Arabic. The town of a couple thousand or so, does not have a police force. There has been ...
... to get technical). Before we departed for our adventure we were very kindly turbaned up by Mohammed who had us feeling like honorary Berbers. We waved bye to Mohammed from our camels and embarked with the lovely Sayed into the desert. Our first stretch was travelling through the dunes for a couple of hours until we stopped at a base used for tourism and desert sports where we rested our achy bums and enjoyed Berber whiskey (mint tea). After this we continued ...
... and afternoon huddling up in a tiny corner of our room which was slightly cooler thanks to shoddy air conditioning, but discovered that we were still sweating in that corner. Later we took a 10min walk in the mid day sun, which felt more arduous than a 5km run. Worth mentioning that it's Ramadan now, and all of morocco shuts down in the late morning till the evening. Basically everyone is on siesta because they can't eat or drink water and are wilting in the heat. Walking ...
... Rome to a much later and more inconvenient time. It was the beginning of quite an ordeal with the uncooperative Tunis Air.
After our port, Mohamed accepted a glass of scotch from us but was more interested in assembling his hookah which he had bought that day. It was an unbelievably fiddly process which would take him hours each night and provide us with much entertainment - at his expense. Mohamed could be extremely funny.
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