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... knew this was a once in a lifetime experience. Eventually the cold seeped into every bone in your body and I decided to head into my tent at around 11pm. Bella decided to sleep outside under the stars (and about four blankets!) but even then she woke with frozen toes! So it turns out you can never have too much warm clothing when sleeping in the Sahara! Unfortunate I underestimated this so did feel cold throughout the night it still, it was an amazing, amazing ...
... was taking us, when Ahmed came across the road, from the Mosque in his Sunday best, and introduced himself. Perfect, as we would have had some difficulty finding his place. We also met his nephew, Mohammed a camel tour guide, www. Deserttoursmorocco.com, and I am sure that you would have a great time with this young man.
Ahmed showed us his working space, extremely basic, he cut a small bolder in half ...
... and had just worked with the animals and on the house, which was made from dirt and sand. They gave us the choice of sleeping in a room in the house or to sleep in the tent. We bravely chose to sleep in the tent and embrace the cold for the experience! They kindly supplied us with lots of blankets and pillows and we made a cosy bed on the floor. That night we slept with two pairs of socks, thermals, two fleeces a turban, a sleeping bag and five blankets and we still ...
... to carry in 3 litres of water each and only a small bag. Oh my gosh how stunning it was, it was still very hot, but luckily a wind had started to kick in, it was fabulous the camels were huge! Anyway 2 hours later we arrived at base camp. Our Berber guide was lovely, totally uneducated but through working with tourists had learnt to speak and understand well, English, Italian, Arabic, French and German ( and of course Berber) he walked and we rode in. Our base camp was at the base ...
... a euphoric experience and one I will never forget. This is what we had wanted so badly wanted to see and to experience - the essence of the real Sahara Desert. We stopped to take a walk and to our surprise were greeted by literally thousands of fossils - in fact as far as the eye could see - and just sitting exposed in the desert sands. Some of the fossils were embedded in large slabs of rock, others in tiny stones. We must have ...