Riad Ksar Malal
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... the people back to religion. At the time, this area was extremely fertile and prosperous, and the people were more materialistic than religious. The 3 elements of the monument are a functioning mosque, a mausoleum, and a Koranic school. Even today, any new king who comes to power visits this site to pay homage to the origins of this dynasty.
History Lesson - Mosque Etiquette
- Women and men do not pray in the same area - the women are ...
... and the ride was enjoyable. Although the Sahara was basically just miles and miles of sand, there was very cool scenery. It was nothing like we had ever seen in the United States. Our tour consisted of about ten people and two instructors.At first it was kind of scary being around such a large animal, but once we got used to it, we had a really good time
... amp; Suzannah are in the process of developing a tourist "camp" for visits to the desert & a true Sahara desert experience. There are currently 3 structures in progress - a mud brick constructed restaurant, a palm-leaf "reception/leisure" room and a goat-hair tent for accommodation.
We visited the camp and Richard shot some video clips of Khalid introducing the camp to "tourists". Rich is going to put the video up on U-tube and hopefully it will make our blog sometime too!
... 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 ...
... sounding more like feral cats fighting than a melody per se. Our confidence growing, Stefano suddenly launched into his own special solo a cappella version of Journey's "Don't Stop Believing", replete with desert air guitar. I backed up my man with some killer desert air drums and turban-tossing head banging dance moves.
We stayed by the firelight well into the wee hours of the night. The Berbers sat with us and talked and taught us how to use their ...