1113 Back to Civilization (Mor 355)
Trip Start Aug 15, 2011
89Trip End Ongoing
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The rhythm of life is completely different on this side of the river. Here peoples' activities are built around the schedule and infrastructure of modern civilization: an endless parade of young people on foot and bicycle heading to school… men waiting by the side of the road with a couple crates of freshly picked dates waiting for the collective taxi to take them to the weekly market. Even though the landscape and the look of the villages is the same, the lifestyle is quite different.
Tensikht is actually a couple villages on the slopes above the oasis with still mostly traditional earthen homes. There’s the tomb of a saint at the edge where people come to make special requests…