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... gave her the 1 durham she was demanding (men don't pay if you can believe that) and walked out with my head high. It also helped that when we got in the car I left my classic mistake behind.
We drove higher into the Atlas Mountains driving towards the town of Azou. As we drove, Karem informed me that we would be passing through an area where there are monkeys. Huh? Monkeys in the Middle Atlas Mountains … who knew. I learned that they are actually ...
... head-on into the overtaking vehicle.
Even on wider roads where two vehicles could pass, driving down the centre line is generally the best way to travel at high speed, avoiding the risk of hitting potholes at the edge where the road has (invariably) started to break up.
Easy, once you understand how it works.
Small towns and villages are another matter altogether. Apart from the larger towns, the ...
... show him how to set his camera on a timer, put it on my pocket tripod and—voila!
He finally bids me farewell and says “be sure you don’t miss the spring at the end of the oasis!” That was quite an enjoyable encounter.
I continue on through the oasis, until I reach yet another simple little village. No spectacular mud castle here, but still a nice change of ...
... Asia skill set and acted out Dramamine at the Pharmacy....1 second later, we had our medication.
Once we arrived, we had to negotiate half the originally quoted price for a ride to our Riad (guest house).
Upon our arrival, we enjoyed an early morning breakfast on the rooftop terrace. From the terrace, we enjoyed direct views of the red sand Erg CHebbi Sand Dunes which are quite breath taking.
Afterward, we took ...
... a huge pile of sand, the renowned 'sand mountain’ with a height of 300 meters on the edge of Merzouga. We drove across a couple of dry lakes peppered with Bedouin tents and the most remote hotels I have ever seen, and found ourselves in a small town being slowly taken over by the Sahara sands. I had heard once that a town with dirt roads might have a future, but a town with sand roads has no chance at all. If the sand is moving in your direction, there’s nothing ...