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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.
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 locked and we simply pretended to not understand what he was trying to do. Instead, he hopped on his motorbike which he quickly retrieved from home and led us over 4x4 tracks to our destination which otherwise would have been impossible to find. We entered to the sounds of a drum circle and tourists singing songs representative of their home countries (the US being represented by the Star Spangled Banner and tunes from The Little Mermaid and The Sound of Music) and ...
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