Les Portes du Desert
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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 ...
... doing that whole, it's terrible, we both know but we won't make a thing of it. I look over to Jed as I'm just pushing my bones around trying to find the meat and he's polishing off his last mouthful. Later in the car he tells me how great the Lunch was. "Are you being sarcastic? Did we eat at different restaurants?" "No, it really was great, the meat was so tender and no fat" "Right, so I just got all the fat!" "I'm glad I know now and not then, I wouldn't have wanted to share it!" ...
... we were here in the Sahara about thirty kilometres from the Algerian border and we were camping out for the night...
As we bounced along astride our camels we were often given a nudge by the camel behind eager for some affection, the ripples in the now deep orange sand creating unique patterns. Our eyes couldn’t help but follow the contour of the dunes as they stretched out before us, the pristine ridges stretching high into the sky, the ...
... country aptly named " The Switzerland of Morocco ". Absolutely just like a slice of Switzerland from the buildings to the snow capped peaks. Being a Sunday, everyone was out to enjoy the snow. It was great to see people who had driven up for the day to ski, play in the snow, build snowmen etc. We felt very European as we sipped a coffee and watched the goings on.
We basically headed south all day, through ...
... Berber cultural centre in the village of Boulanoune I probably wouldn't have had much a desire to come back but because of my time there, I know I will return so I can bring others and show them the true picture of this country.
A 5am wake up or at least that's what it was suppose to be, up and leaving by five thirty is what I was told so here I am ready and waiting outside, the only one, freezing, until about 6:15 when everyone else managed to drag ...