Les Portes du Desert
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... sheer walls either side. We were in the most enormous of gorges with a stream/river running through it. We all jumped out and everyone in the group headed off down the road with the guide. I just decided that I didn't want to do that. So I took my shoes and socks off and held them in my hand. Then I jumped in the river at the point I could walk at a level just below my knees. I had the most amazing time, just walking and thinking to myself. It was the purest ...
Off we go it alone... Hotel manager explained he was not able to arrange an accompanying vehicle for dune off roading as it was frowned upon. Disappointed, however we did venture out...a little dune riding...all ok, didn't get stranded, but not advisable as there is nobody around if you get stuck! It was good fun.. Negotiated some challenging bumpy tracks... We are very close to the Algerian border..who knows where the actual border is amongst all this sand?
It was an early start for our journey through the Atlas mountains towards the Sahara. Our route took us through both Switzerland and the Nevada desert; well, according to Samir anyway. Our first stop was for Nos Nos, the Moroccan equivalent to a macchiato (and very good I might add!) in the picturesque village of Ifrane. This village was high in the middle Atlas mountains and really did resemble a Swiss ski village. It ...
There were 6 men waiting to help me find my way. Luckily I have teamed up with another american couple that have already arranged everything. Our guide was there and the haggling stopped. Around 3 pm, we will mount camels and ride to the desert for a ...
I'm not going to lie. We were all a little nervous about this whole camel business, but one of the birthday girls really wanted to do it, and it did seem like the only way to see the desert, so, what the heck! I did some web research (i.e. other people's blogs) before we left and here is what I learned:
Camels are really stinky.
Camels have fleas and you will get them.
Camels spit and, they might have Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome (MERS, or SARS for ...