Hôtel Kasbah Kanz Erremal
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We met the taxi driver the next morning, and despite one of them saying the road over the mountain pass would be closed due to snow from the day before, the other taxi driver insisted it wasn't. So off we went and about 2 hours outside of Fes there we were in a few feet of snow in the Swiss-like-town of Ifrane, with a snow barrier closing off the …
... but realized that we were not the first ones to venture up. Paw prints of a lone feline were leading up the ridge.
When we returned to camp, mint tea and coffee were being prepared before our ride back to the kasbah for breakfast. Our jouney in the largest dunes of the Sahara, Erg Chebbi, was coming to a close. Although the experience never made it on my list, I'm so glad Steve took the time to plan it out. An adventure to last a lifetime!
We are staying ...
... Hamid, but as the night came to an end and we made our way to our individual tents, I found it difficult to let go of this experience. I knew that I would wake up in the morning and leave the desert, most likely never to come back again. I looked up at the sky again, and it relentlessly provided a sense of awe. I stood there for a few minutes and soaked it in as much as I could. I walked into my tent and said good night to the desert.
... especially the bread). We had some tea at the end of the meal which made us sleep like babies. That night it was freezing cold but I finally warmed up when Abdul unzipped my tent near the morning and gave me a heavy blanket.
The next morning I woke up, packed, and got out of my tent. To my surprise, everything including the tents was packed up except my and the girls' tents. Abdul saw me and asked me to find my name and that it was ...
... through the Sahara by camel.
10) By the 15th century, Timbuktu had reached its peak as a terminus of Saharan caravans and a distribution point for trade along the upper ***** River
Highlights of Our Camel Trek:
1) Playing charades with Abdul in the dining tent while the sandstorm raged outside (the concept of Charades lost a little bit in translation!)
2) Abdul teaching Fritz to write his name in Arabic in the sand ...