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Breakfast at the Barceló hotel went better this morning. The other tour group appears to have left. There were clean plates and silverware and John and I were able to get a second cup of coffee. We had just enough time for a few photos with John and the "last" Atlas Lion bronze statue in the little park across the street from our hotel. We have a long drive to Erfoud ahead of us. Looks like it will be a beautiful fall day in Morocco.
... we approached Erfoud, a soulless little town that is the gateway to the Sahara. Apparently some tourist minded government official decided it would be a good idea to build a bunch of touristy hotels in the style of kasbahs (fortified residential areas) with an overkill on Moroccan themes and have the tourists trapes into the desert for rides on camels at sunset.
Unfortunately, the town was also one of the few places to stay on the way south to the Todra ...
Today we have to drive about 150 Km to get to Merzouga. The countryside is like a lot of Morocco,
very barren with oases and mountains or hills to break it up and of course towns and kasbahs etc. The further south we get the more barren it gets. Merzouga is virtually only a little mining town with the main source of income being tourism. We chose to stay at the Auberge le petit prince because it was well priced and got the No 1 ranking ...
... was beautiful with a pool, air conditioning (rather necessary in the Sahara), wifi, and its own restaurant. Take a step out back, and one finds oneself immediately confronted by a sizable dune. We also felt rather confronted by the hotel's other guests--a tour group from the US, Canada, and Australia--who were pretty loud, and in the case of one of the women, incredibly negative.
The dunes proved to be pretty entertaining in and of themselves as when we drove ...
... the sand dunes. Despite being in the desert, it actually rained for much of the night and at 11pm the tent-camp owner came and suggested we move to one of the hotel-style rooms rather than stay in our tent. We were quite damp by that time so we gladly took up the offer.
On our way out of the desert we visited a fossil-marble workshop. The area is rich in black marble which is teaming with fossilized snails, squid and other prehistoric critters. They ...