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Travel Blogs from Merzouga
... and also to showcase the diversity of Moroccan landscape. Just like Switzerland the local shops had full ski gear for hire, because yes you apparently can ski in Morocco!
Our next stop was the cedar forest where we had play time with the local monkeys. Although they weren't overly friendly they were people tolerant and Jane had to be pratically dragged away. Especially when the babies arrived and were extremely ...
... all night :)
The next morning, very bleary eyed, another guide picked us up to take on a 4x4 tour around the villages. He showed us ancient wells and the art of water divining and then left us to be entertained by Gnawa tribal music- incredible.
Jumping off our camels we trudge up one of the many sand dunes in sight. At it's peak I lay down on the warm ground ...
... left cheek on this bush. I still have the cuts. And, once I got up I found this road sign in my pee bush. As much as I love signs, I was not able to take this one, due to its size, weight, and the overall illegality of the situation. Continuing on to our next stop, we stopped in the middle of nomad country. The nomads are completely harmless, but extremely poor. We all got out just to go the bathroom, but at the sight of our buses, nomads from every direction came running out ...
... for warmth.
When the bus finally left Midelt, we remained optimistic. We were still unsure about exactly how much further we had to go or if our guide would be there to meet us even though we were at this point 3 hours late and without phone or internet to contact them---but optimistic. This feeling was helped tremendously by the views. I can't explain to you how amazing it is to drive from modern city, to farmland, to mountain range, through 4 ft of snow, ...
... made from goat, sheep, cow or camel and that they are multi purpose. One side is softer to sleep on, flip it over and you use it to eat on.
A large detailed rug can take one woman 3-4 hours every day for 6 months.
After many examples were being brought out we knew where this was headed.
I would love to have a beautiful rug but come on!
1. I have no home.
2. It’s the first week. I can’t start buying yet.
3. I live ...