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Zagora, Morocco

After a quick overnight in Ouarzazat, we headed on down to Zagora for the first "big thing" of the trip. A camel ride into the sahara desert and night under the stars in an "authentice bedouin camp".

Note to self - camel rides are waay sore! Maybe they are better in the "rolling sand dunes" type desert but man do they hurt on stony dirt type desert.

Second note to self - just because it's billed as a desert doesn't mean it won't rain, and just because it might rain doesn't mean the tent will be impervious to said rain. So try and find the space away from the rain drips when selecting sleeping place next time!

Apart from the rain it was actually a pretty cool experience. We had dinner under the stars, entertainment by Gnaoua musicians, and the chance to see dawn rising across the desert. And yes, I was up stupid early to catch the dawn, but it was lovely an peaceful to be out alone just standing and watching as the sky slowly lightened.

permalink written by  farrago on October 17, 2005 from Zagora, Morocco
from the travel blog: Morocco 2005
tagged Desert, Sahara, Bedouin, Berber and Gnaoua

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