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Feb 19, 2010 - Sahara Desert

So this is the big day, Ivan! The day I get to photograph sand! (Note for everyone else: Since I walk on a beach almost every day of my life, Ivan has been teasing me, since I booked this trip, about going all the way to Morocco to take photographs of sand) Last night I had my first taste of the really cold mountain weather. The electricity went off some time after midnight and my room was freezing cold, and pitch dark, which made it hard to find extra layers. Even with two sweaters and the extra blanket from the spare bed, I couldn’t get...

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Oct 4, 2009 - Erg Chebbi

A cruisy day- we followed the Ziz valley oasis until we came out and stopped at an oasis where a 16 year old led us on a walk thru the "palmeria"- date palms, water running from springs along channels feeding great vegetable patches, and a river, where women and children werte washing clothes (no pictures please). Onwards by car and at El Rachidia we withdrew Dirhams from our cash passport card (money all in Euros so kmnow we will pay an extra fee, but it certainly is convenient). At Rossini we swapped to a 4 x 4 vehicle and drove across...

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Jul 24, 2008 - Fes to Erg Chebbi Dunes

July 24 2008 We were up at 6 am so that we could have breakfast at 6:30. Today is our long drive to the Erg Chebbi Dunes. Breakfast was even larger than the morning before. Our Moroccan chef who speaks French, makes wonderful food. We enjoyed homemade yogurt, crepes with honey, fresh squeezed orange juice, coffee, Moroccan tea, butter and jam, flat bread, and melon. We ate as much as we could, because he serves us family style which I think could feed 5 or 6 people. We paid our compliments and our tab, and then began our now short journey...

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Apr 8, 2008 - Finally, the desert!

Headed off on our long drive to Merzourga where we were set to take our camel ride out to berber tents for the night. But we were in the middle of a very fierce sandstorm so Redwoune, our tour guide said we should book into an hotel on the edge of the desert and hope that things cleared the next day. Dawn and yes the sandstorm had abated enough for us to mount our camels and head out to experience dawn across the sanddunes. Both of us agree that it was one of the most magical experiences of the trip, if not our lives. No Lawrence anywhere...

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Oct 15, 2007 - Rissani(Merzouga)

We see that many Moroccan men spend a huge amt of time sitting in outside cafe's drinking coffee or mint tea! They sit and watch the street passersby...wish we knew language and could eves drop to hear what they discuss, often very animated. They seem to be very observant of all that goes on...we watch them watching, ha! Stayed at Nasser"s Palace Hotel on the edge of the Sahara Desert, mostly Berber village...live mostly on tourism and subsistance agriculture. Ski, snowboard, boogy board down dunes 300 meters high, 4 wheelers, motorcycles,...

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