Sunday, June 14, 2009

SUNSET IN THE SAHARA - MOROCCO

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One of the most beautiful excursions we did was driving in a Jeep to the Sahara, then riding on a camel into the dunes to watch the sunset.

We travelled with this Jeep on the same road like the Paris-Dakar ralley. Seeing all this beauty I found it rather a shame that cars are racing through this peaceful desert spoil it. But it brings money and that is as always important. Especially in poor countries.

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Our driver

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Here is my friend Ilona who had picked up a little goat which came to great us.

We stopped at a Berber's place, in the middle of the desert. They are nomades and live in tends or mud houses which they leave to move further and then the next family moves in.

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one of the houses, the children came out but not the woman

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In another tent we were invited for a mint tea. Very friendly people. The men are all dressed in blue.

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the stable

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A look over the Sahara

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the camels are waiting for tourists

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and we climbed on ! They kneel down but when they get up you have to grip yourself at the handle of the seat because otherwise you would fall down on the other side. It goes quite quick !

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My camel and my guide. It felt like in a shaking boat !

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Views over the Sahara

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and finally the sunset. It was like in a dream. We all kept very still and you could hear the silence of the desert.

14 comments:

diane said...

Amazing photos! It is so bright, stark and colourful. I can't believe people can live there. You are lucky to have experienced this.

Thom said...

You have so made me want to go to Morocco I can't see straight. These photos are stunning and everyone you have posted so far is. Thank you my friend for sharing this wonderful adventure of yours :) Aloha

hip chick said...

Wow! The colors are beautiful. The blue of their clothing stands out so much. And, the sand is such a beautiful color also.

Melli said...

Ohhhhhh it is all just amazing! I'll tell ya... I have a hard enough time walking on the sand at the shore! I can't imagine walking through all that!!! Those berbers must have calves of steel! Mine ache just thinking about it! It sure is pretty though!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Lovely photos especially the sunsets. I love seeing your travel photos.

Hootin' Anni said...

What amazing photos!!! There is a particular beauty unknown anywhere else in the world when it comes to deserts!!!

Tara R. said...

Absolutely breathtaking. I love the shot of the children outside their hut. Amazing shots, just amazing.

Secret Agent Mama said...

This is just down right spectacular!

Arija said...

Deserts are so beautiful, and the Sahara, being treeless looks like what one expects of a desert. We have often been to the Simpson Desert in South Australia where we have wild camels that, unlike the Arabian gene pool, are disease free having bred in isolation. They are a good export industry bak to the Middle East.

A stunning trip you had, most enviable.

Mrs4444 said...

Gorgeous and fascinating.

Smoochiefrog said...

Wow! What a great experience!

Karen MEG said...

What a dream trip! Beautiful shots, the desert looks so gorgeous and serene.

Ladynred said...

What a nice place to visit. The photos are wonderful esp. the sunsets!

Maribeth said...

Those are the most beautiful pictures, Gattina! I think my favorite is the one looking our over the Sahara. Such peace.
This was such an amazing trip to take. How did you think it up?

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