Travel Blogs from Merzouga
... we stopped on top of a big dune and watched the sun set. It was so incredibly beautiful and moving. Then back on our camels again and continued into the desert while one by one the stars popped out. Another hour later we found our camp. A couple of tents made out of blankets, a delicious meal of rice, salad, tangine and bread and we lied back watching the meteor shower that happening and listening to our guide and cook playing drums. What a ...
We passed through quite a lot of little rural villages and towns. We
passed through Ouzazate where we saw the film studios, and a little
further down the road, we saw a film being shot. There were a lot of
people sitting on horses around tents and camera crews setting up. At
9.00pm we arrived in Merzouga where we were greeted off the coach by
Merzouga is known as the gateway to the
desert and it sure ...
... desert (which was almost impossible to climb-I really didn't think I was going to make it), and then over to the pueblo about 30 minutes from where we were. Camel riding was awesome, but I'd be lying if I said I didn't walk away from it really sore. Even right now, I'm still feeling it in my upper thighs. Right about when we got to the town is when it started getting really hot. Like really, really hot. Like, take off your turban hot. Where we stayed was in Berber territory. ...
... just to name a few. The entire Todra Valley (where the palmery is located) stretches for 45 km, and has very fertile farming fields. In this palmery alone, the plots of land support more than 40,000 people. Each family shares their land and the profits thereof.
There's no way to express how much I loved our guide Jamil. You know when you meet someone, and just looking at them makes you smile? He's just that way. It's like he was high, but he laughed ...
... like a mountain.
The dunes were directly behind the auberge where we rested for the day, but I could only spend about an hour wandering around before it felt too hot.
Fast forward to the evening - camel safari time! This comes just over a year after I did one in the Thar Desert of Rajasthan, India - I had caught heat stroke and E.coli just prior to doing that one, which made for a rather painful experience. Luckily, this wasn't the case (yet). ...