Travel Blogs from Zagora
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we were up to catch the sunrise in the Sahara, this involved an early morning hike up a massive sand dune...that's just mean under any circumstances. We managed about half way up but then I couldn't breath (certain I have bronchitis) and Fatima's knee was bothering her. so we did what you do and that's turn around and walk back down. This by the way is much easier minus the fact that you get sand packed so hard in the toe of your runner that ...
... was doomed to failure. Firstly I suspect there were several people in camp who simply didn't like taking orders (no, not me, not here!). More importantly, by now, when someone had to 'go', they REALLY had to 'go'.........like, NOW!
Visiting the toilet tents in the dark was also something of a challenge. We were completely dependant on the little torches each of us were advised to bring. Luckily mine had a little wrist strap at the end which I gripped between my ...
Next morning I take do a big loop around town, past the upscale hotels and multitude of travel agencies. Not really sure what a fitting video clip of this town should be, and finally settle for something completely un-typical: a park with some fake dinosaur skeletons.
Nothing really special here—but that’s OK… as I wander up and down the lower and middle class neighborhoods, it gives me some time to soak in all my recent ...
... on the way back for supplies and called in at the camel butcher... there was a camel about the age (you can tell by the teeth!) of the ones we had been riding not so long before, all cut up and ready for the dinner plate!!!
That night we were treated to a walking tour of Tiraf by Mohammed, we visited some of the family homes, were proudly show local hand-crafted mats; couscous bowls and rugs. The people are so beautiful and welcoming.
... that being the holy day
for Muslim people, we saw people going to or coming from a mosque,
dressed in what we would say their Sunday best, and where we drove past a
mosque with the people inside, we are able to observe all of the shoes
outside, and extremely simple shoes they were.
still amazed at the number of children we see gather around the schools,
and we think the schools have two classes every day, one group ...