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Oct 10, 2017 - Sunrise to Sunset

It's never been a dream of mine to see the sunrise over Fes, Morocco but there you are....Abdulwahab said the bus left at 6:30am and we had to be on it! So a wake up call of 5:00am started the day off; the suitcases needed to be in the hallway by 5:30. We were able to have breakfast but it was still just way too early. We drove out, heading east toward the High Atlas Mountains. Our first stop, Ifrane, was around 8:30am. Ifrane is located at an elevation of 5,463 ft. making it in the Middle Atlas area. It was established by the French...

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May 15, 2017 - Desert camp

Sunday 14th May 2017 desert camp The wind came up about 4am and I thought someone was going into our tent as the flap opened wide. No worries. Woke to sunrise and wind. So many tourists out with the same idea To watch the sunrise. It is a unique place to be in. Must be even more incredible without the tourists. That will never be possible by the looks of the huge infrastructure works going on now. We know a little of a sandstorm as the wind was not too bad but enough to fill our hair, teeth,clothes, shoes and hair with sand. Had an out of...

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May 14, 2017 - Not sure where?????should ask the iPhone

Sunday 14th May 2017 desert camp The wind came up about 4am and I thought someone was going into our tent as the flap opened wide. No worries. Woke to sunrise and wind. So many tourists out with the same idea To watch the sunrise. It is a unique place to be in. Must be even more incredible without the tourists. That will never be possible by the looks of the huge infrastructure works going on now. We know a little of a sandstorm as the wind was not too bad but enough to fill our hair, teeth,clothes, shoes and hair with sand. Had an out of...

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May 13, 2017 - Sahara sunset

Saturday 13th May 2017, Erfoud to Rissani (In Western Sahara) Well and truly into Ailices Wonderland. It is hard to write about today and give a real sense and feeling to our experience. Outrageously surreal is possibly a start. The alien feeling continues as we travel amongst some very poor nomadic people, justifying the invasion of their life by thinking the money we bring may be of use to them. We saw an amazing fossil factory where they make hand basins etc out of 350 million ear old rocks with fossils embedded in them. Got to see it to...

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May 12, 2017 - Fez to somewhere in Western Sahara

Friday 12th May 2017, Fez to somewhere in Western Sahara - Erfoud Funny how you start a day. Itinerary said 10 hours in a bus over barren landscape into a desert. Not looking forward to it. But an amazing day in a very different culture - different language(s), streets, shops, temperature (cold to hot), donkeys, oasis, buildings, grave yards, dogs, troglodyte caves, CLEAN cities, cherries, date palms, huge valleys, mesas, ultra green lawns, palace of an Emir who can do what he wants in a national park, snow, nomads, Barbary monkeys, last...

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May 10, 2017 - Meski, Erfoud and into the Sahara

I've found a way to (fingers x'd) let you see more photos than in the diary... Copy and paste the link below into your browser:- https://goo.gl/photos/qYTsmT1EoLdeL5sr8 There are 2 more albums from the journey so far, Album 1 https://goo.gl/photos/juxaqQKjHRSGdyKF9 Album 2 https://goo.gl/photos/84kuHRyHyknocFtq7 Tues 9th May I've completely forgotten to put the basic info down in the beginning so will have to put it here. Ray is the owner of Desert Detours, and their website is easily found on the net. He's been doing it for almost 40...

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Oct 18, 2016 - Erfoud

18 October: Today has been long (we were on the road by 6.30 am) varied and one of extremes. Our first stop of the day was in Ifrane high in the MIddle Atlas Mountains where it was cold - jackets required and we could see our breath. Next stop involved feeding macaques in a cedar forest. The monkeys were clean and very well behaved. We passed through many apple and quince orchards and crossed a vast barren plain - we can't think of anything in NZ like it, through the High Atlas Mountains (where we saw snow on the peaks) and the Ziz Gorge...

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Oct 23, 2010 - Sahara Desert

Sorry we did not send a message yesterday. There is no wi-fi in the desert. In the morning we left our hotel in Boulmane-Dades and started our journey toward the Sahara. I told you how, on the day before, I had gone to Dades Gorge with our driver because Mom had gotten sick from some food she ate. This morning Mom had recovered almost completely after using the medicine that our driver had procured for her, so she was ready for action. After leaving the hotel we went to the other major gorge in the area—Tudra. When I saw Dades the day...

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Mar 29, 2010 - desert-ambiance

Morocco tours and Morocco Travel are our true specialty Private tours to an exotic, sensual and tolerant kingdom... No one knows Morocco like Desert Ambiance. Planning a vacation in Morocco can be somewhat difficult ? where does one start? With so much to do and see, deciding exactly how you want to spend you precious time in this intriguing country can be somewhat difficult. Most people like to start with a tour of the city they arrive at. Most of the bigger Moroccan cities are bustling with activity and full of things to see and...

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Oct 2, 2007 - Erfoud

Sorry for not updating my blog - Neil sent me a text at 3am local time to take me to task. It is long days here and I have just not got down to it. I am having a wonderfull time - the country is amazing - the people gorgeous and extremely generous. I have had a number of indecent proposals - but still do not fancy staying at home while the guys are having all the fun - so had to politely decline :-) Arrived at this gorgeous Rihad after a long trip on the road - very authentic Moroccan place with beautifull carpets - swimming pool and...

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May 14, 2007 - Atlas Mountains, Erfoud

14) Monday Monday was a long drive through the Middle Atlas Mountains, from Fes to Erfoud. We have a larger van now, plenty of room for the six of us and our guide and all of our luggage, with a driver too. As we climbed through the hills outside of Fes, a thick fog surrounded us, but dissipated as we returned to a lower elevation. About an hour outside of Fes, we walked through a cedar forest, which was inhabited by Barbary apes. We then drove on through the Atlas Mountains which seem to abruptly rise from the flatlands, and just as...

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Greece and Morocco

May 24, 2006 - Merzouga

This town is on the edge of the Sahara if you want to call it a town. So i expected it to be like 45(110)degrees,oddly i had a bit of rain an the temp was maybe 19(70)during the day. Icant say i had the best experiance,but would return if i had the cash to hire a landrover for a few days and go deep into the desert. im actually luckey i left when i did as the heavens opened up and torrential rains fell and many homes including three hotels collapsed. Some people were killed including a few tourists.

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