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I finally made it to my destination! Merzouga is a very small village on the eastern border of Morocco on the western edge of the Sahara desert. Some of the largest dunes in Morocco are here in Merzouga called Erg Chebbi. This is home to my tour guide Zaid Boulaaouan of www.boulaaouantours.com he and his Berber ancesters have resided in this area …
... available seats, it was not in fact our specific train and we could not enter. So we watched that train take off into the night as we continued to stand in the pouring rain. Two hours later, soaked and freezing our train finally arrived. At this point we were sure we were going to miss the bus---the only one to Merzouga all weekend---and began mentally planning for a weekend in Meknes. We got on the train only to find that there were people already sitting in ...
... two legs of the opposite side: it means the rider flops from side to side as well as pitching back and forth. But the discomfort is soon forgotten as the caravan gets into the sand dunes and the magnificent scenery takes control of all the senses, at least until arrival at the campsite some 90 minutes later. It’s after dismounting that the damage done to the body is realised!
The camp is a Bedouin tent complex having sleeping ...
... were to be up at dawn to see the sun rise over the dunes and were leaving immeditaley afterwards so we would be at the hotel for breakfast at 8.30am. They attempted the sandboard run in the near dark at 5.30 am. After climbing to the top they returned disappointed as the sand was not smooth enough to gain sufficient momentum.
By the time we got back to the hotel Joyce vowed never to get on a camel again as her **** was red raw!
After breakfast ...
A good portion of the day was spent traveling from Midalt to the Sahara desert. The drive though the mountains was an amazing display of impressive amber coloured rock facings with palm lined oasis below. The road twisted and wound through the middle atlas mountains and then opened up to the vast sahara desert. Much like the Canadian parries, the sahara is so flat that you can watch your dog run away for weeks. By 4pm we reached ...
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