El Ati Hotel
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... of decent red costs only about ten dollars.
There are about 8 dome tents spread out in camp and four toilet and shower tents. The staff prepared hot water for showers, but no one tonight had the energy. The saddles were removed from the camels who, gathered nearby, fed on the sparse green shrubbery. To keep them from wandering too far, the Tuaregs loosely hobble their front legs with rope. It doesn't seem to hinder them too much, and ...
... was a flat topped mountain range just beyond which lay the fuzzy Moroccan/Algerian border. On our right about 10 or 20 miles away were huge sand dunes. The first thing I noticed was that they are golden brown, not the white sands you might expect. Its a very earth tone, a southwest US feel to it.
As we walked across the desert floor, the camel teams spread out. Most of us were riding, but a few chose to walk. After about an hour and a half, ...
... no, so in the medina, "la chokran" accompanied by hand waving, is a polite no thank you. The harsher your voice and the more vigorous your hand, the more you mean it.
We learned bel-kan means "get out of the way, a mule is coming!!" , or at least, "please move aside".
We are also remembering French as quickly as we can because that seems to be very widely ...
... dune we are standing on, sit down and begin to unpack their backpacks. Amazingly, they have heard a tourist group is here and have come to try to sell us some of their handicrafts. They are too cute not to buy from, so we purchase a couple of small items.
After the sun has risen, and we have taken (again) way too many photos, we enjoy a breakfast of omelets and Moroccan crepes, and then get packed up for our 2 1/2 hour drive back to the airport and our flight to Marrakesh.
... little boy. We left her baking bread and gave her a generous tip just because she had so little. Hamid said he would be surprised if the boy goes to school unless his father takes him back, and that he's a really smart kid. They had a well about two hundred yards away and not much else. It's always humbling to see how some other people have to live.
We returned to our Riad which looks like a castle to pack a toothbrush for our desert adventure