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CAMEL TREKKING IN THE MERZOUGA DESERT

EVERYONE SHOULD RIDE A CAMEL AT LEAST ONCE

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A very quick update after a couple of busy and exciting days.

Yesterday we made our way to the Merzouga Desert which actually runs right in the Sahara after crossing into Algeria (which you can see from Merzouga). This was our base for our camel trek and stay in a desert camp. It was so much fun. It didn’t turn out to be a real photography session since the rest of the people in our group were late and we missed sunset and the cloud this morning created a wildly pink sky but did nothing for the deserts sands. Saying that the 2.5 hour ride there and 1.5 hour ride back were spectacular and we had a lot of fun.

Getting ready and our ride in…

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A failed attempt at the camel silhouette with the sun already set.

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Here is our camp. And the bathroom which had a real toilet.

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And this morning sunset and ride out.

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On our way home we stopped to photography some local musicians. Not a bad looking crew.

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After having breakfast and a shower, we left the desert town and made our way back to Skoura where we spent the evening relaxing in the most beautiful accommodation with amazing home-made food. All Moroccan food is made fresh, so you wait, but always enjoy.

Our tour has technically ended but both See Ying and I are continuing on to Darren’s home town on the coast for a couple days before heading back to reality. It has truly been an amazing experience both from a cultural and photography point of view.

As I am exhausted, I am signing off for the evening. Tomorrow will just be a long drive so I will check in after I have had a day or so to explore Essouira.

Everyone should ride a camel at least once.

A few more snaps from my last morning in the tunnels of El Khorab.

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Posted by curlygirl 15:35 Archived in Morocco Tagged desert morocco camels

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Great pics Shelley

by Agnes Penton

Wow! That's morning sunrise will stay with you forever. I don't know if I would have slept well in the camp! What an experience you have had!!!

by Nancy

I think traveling by camel suits you and you wear the scarf well. Shelley your pictures are so beautiful.

by Sharon Bailey

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