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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 children came out asking for money or regalos, so we gave them so more pens and snacks. Most of these children are so far removed from society and impoverished that they don't even attend school. They, in a large way, depend on tourists to give them things. The 30 minute walk back to the campsite was one of the hardest walks of my life. Trekking through the Sahara Desert is no easy feat. Even after 3 layers of sunscreen, that walk left my nice and burnt. At least I wore a ...
... 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). ...