Guest House Merzouga
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... but we can't afford that, then of course we had to explain they couldn't come in the suitcase because they were too heavy!! Other places we drove through was Boumalne Dades, Erfoud and Rissani. We arrived at the edge of the Erg Chebbi dunes where we stored our luggage in a small hot room. The Sahara itself is amazing desolate yet in places lush and incredible. Anyway no time to waste and we were on the backs of the camels who were waiting patiently, just us 2 and an Italian guy. ...
... were dry in no time. It was another half an hour's drive to meet our dromedaries (Arabian camels with one hump). i didn't expect them to be so good-natured and placid. After a quick lesson in mounting the camels (an awkward experience), we set off over the dunes in 2 trains led by a couple of guides. Ours walked barefoot for the 2 hour trek to our camp. Mohammed and Sayed walked alongside us taking photos, giving ...
... bloody uncomfortable' camel! I however,
knew that Mustapha had bought the sheets we slept on by camel, so I
asked if I could sit on them, and that made the journey a lot more
We decided to extend our stay in
Merzouga by one more night, so in total we were there for 5 nights.
We really liked it there as it was so peaceful and relaxing-
something we had never before and never again experienced in Morocco.
I had henna ...
... you think to yourself, this won't be so bad, then in half an hour your tune changes as your butt starts to hurt, and there is no where to go, you try shifting to one side, then the other, try putting your feet up for a bit, that helps for maybe a minute then, you are back to square one. My rump hurt!!! It was still an amazing experience. One of the women in our group did not have such a great time, she had to get off a ways into it, and walk for a bit, she picked a ...
... Throughout the day of relaxation (doing nothing but lounging, taking
a dip in the pool and admiring our view) there were a few visitors that stopped by for lunch. Later in the even
ing, we had arranged for an overnight camel ride into the desert. The thought of us staying
out there with no one but our guide was romantic and considering this trip was originally suppose to be our ho
neymoon, the idea was attractive. In the end though, a mother and daughter ...