Kasbah Hotel Sahara Sky
Travel Blogs from Zagora
... When the fire started to die, we all just laid back on the mats separating us from the soft sand beneath us and looked up at the clear sky about us. More stars than you can ever imagine covered us like a blanket and I counted 15 shooting stars from laying there for a short time.
As our eyes drew heavy, we’d remembered hearing about other volunteers sleeping outside. So me, Pav and Tess decided to drag our bedding from the tent and attempt sleeping ...
... head? They were in the beer cans! (Hold on a second while I itch all over my body from the memory). Needless to say the beer cans went outside (sorry Muslims, don't care I we offend at this point) and the light was left on for the rest of the night.
Very tired this morning. Today we hit the dunes which did not disappoint. Now Most of the Sahara desert fills Algeria, but Morocco has its fare share. And honestly, its quite intimidating to think ...
... he tells me with a broad smile “you are welcome in our village”. A nice way to start out the day.
And after wandering around this town for a bit—which has more long, straight alleys, rather than twisted mazelike alleys of smaller villages, I exit to the main highway again. Passing by the high school, a crowd of schoolkids ask that I play from music ...
... groups of four and each of them led one of the front camels. Camels are really quite nice animals, very docile. I want one!
Upon arrival at the camp we grouped together in a large Berber tent and enjoyed sweet green tea (which they liked to call 'Berber Whisky') and dinner. This was followed by some traditional singing and drumming around a campfire before we headed to our shared tents for the night.
And camels. :)
When not in the desert sleeping on carpets on
the sand under the stars, They live in houses made of mud. and usually
sleep on carpets on the flat roof of their house. Again under the
stars. We did both with them. Ie on roof and out in desert.
So, Our first couch surfing experience as guests was with bedouin tour guide 450 km south east of marrakesh morocco. Wow!