Palais du Desert
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... but not all. I did buy one small gift for someone here. Hush! It’s a secret. I was guaranteed this one really was from Morocco. I’ll be very disappointed if it really isn’t… Khalid said he didn’t know why Americans like these fossils so much but they sure buy a lot of them.
We drove through the Ziz Valley. The date harvest was just finishing. The date palms along the river bed were accidently grown by ...
... passing small villages, stopping at a nomadic Berber people living in the desert. Amazingly tough life living in tents on the desert, looking after their animals.
We continued on getting stuck in the sand and having a blast in the dunes. We had a lunch that the literature described as 'enjoyable' picnic-style lunch, of course, that depends on how much you ...
... nowhere. I have no idea how long they had been at it or how long they planned to continue, but anyone could have told them that they were never get out of that sand without some serious towing.
Anyway, I got back in the jeep and the driver took me back to the faux kasbah. It had been a lovely drive, but the hotel and the desert trip were a black mark on an otherwise good day. Thankfully, I could just go to bed, wake up and leave this ridiculous tourist trap behind.
... The dinner was just delicious....sooo tasty! It was classic tagine but I'm guessing that the desert atmosphere and the fact we were starving made it really good.
The original idea was to set a campfire and observe stars, however, there was a small sand storm that impeded us to do that.
Day 3: June 6, 2013
Merzouga Dunes - Tazarine - Agdez - Marrakech
Our desert guide woke us up at about 05.30 so that we could see ...
... time to drop our small overnight bags in our rooms before the much-anticipated adventure was here: the sunset camel ride! (!!!)
There is no way for me to adequately describe the next few hours, but suffice it to say it was one of the most incredible experiences I've had. Here's my attempt:
- Getting onto a camel is easy - you just swing your leg over it. The problem comes when the camel stands up. They sort of unfold - first they stand their ...