Guest House Merzouga
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... nd paths leading to our oasis. REALLY in the middle of no where. Walking through our kasbah, to the other side
where mint tea was being prepared on the patio, we were in awe of the serenity of the Sahara Desert view. I never had this place on my bucket list but it deserved to be there and is definately one of the more special places we've ever visited.
Apparantly the two other groups staying there were about to check out so we pract
ically had the entire place ...
... much less colorful, the dry mud and straw buildings were just as impressive.
Continuing to drive through the desert on the barren stretch of highway, we saw the dunes off in the distance. The shadows on the dunes created a subtle purplish pastel color that was quite distinct in comparison to the surrounding flat barren land. All of a sudden, we left the highway, turned left into the desert headed straight for the dunes. ...
... arrived three men were setting up tents for us. Their names were: Mohammed, Mohammed, and Mustafa. We all got to know each other at dinner in one of the bigger white tents. We ate a scrumptious Berber tajine and had fruit for dessert. We were tired from the trip there and our bellies were full so we walked to our little red camping tents and fell asleep, Vienna and Mommy in one tent and me in the other.
The next morning we woke up and got out ...
... a gray, eerie sort of light.
13) A camel moaning or crying or complaining sounds exactly like Chewbacca from Star Wars.
The Names We Gave to Our Camel Companions:
Haiku Poems Created During a Period of Plodding Monotony:
Shesh around my head,
Sunglasses shading my eyes,
I'm a desert rat.
... dates come from palm trees and dry out on the tree into something like what Brendan loves. Brendan contemplated having one of these massive trees in his backyard one day. We were then lead through the village kasbah which was again made of mudbrick and visited a nomad family of traditional rug makers. They welcomed us into their humble home and demonstrated how they treat wool to prepare it for weaving. We drank mint tea with them and sat ...