Friday, November 28, 2014

++Morocco | Day5 | sahara desert

from hotel in dades valley
- (bg with panoramic view of boumalne dades (valle del dades)
- to Berber villages, which are scattered along the way.
Passed through Tinjdad, Jorf and Erfoud in which we felt the beginning of the Saharan Oasis of Tafilalt
- buy shawl 2x40 MAD
- buy water 8 MAD
- to todgha canyon in Dades Gorges
- lunch spagetty blognese & chickes with fries (130 MAD)
- to hotel in erfoud, merzouga
- to sahara desert (on top of a 4wd (30mins drive))
The dunes of Erg Chebbi near Merzouga is 30 miles (50km) south east of Erfoud and has the highest and most spectacular sand dunes in Morocco. These golden dunes are 50 meters high from the desert floor. They run in a line almost perfectly north-south direction to the village of Merzouga and beyond, and mark the western fringe of the Sahara Desert, dividing Morocco from Algeria...

- overnight in a camp in sahara desert

*total spending: 138MAD on f&b

breakfast prepared by our hotel:

the view of our lobby front door

in front of the hotel..

with our tourist guide..

with john. a father, a neurosuregent who teaches at, i think, canada? lupa.. but he has a conf at paris and his daughter called him to join her in this sahara trip, so, he flew from paris to morocco for her daughter. how sweet. kan?

this is john's daughter. she's pretty.

this is also john. from UK..

a berber's village view from top. i dont know which one is the name from these 3: Tinjdad, Jorf and Erfoud.

i really love her boots!!!

our 2nd stop of that day, was to this berber's village.

at this point of time, me & MMTK were lost & separated from the whole group. panic attack! i swear we had circulated the village and couldnt find them! nangih ok.

tp ttp menten amek2 gamba kan...

and then, our tour guide found us near a river hahahaha, and finally (after almost an hour kot), we were back into the group.
muka depa bengang je. kihkihkih..

a nomad presented the carpets handmade by the berbers. most are from camel wool, cactus silk, or lamb wool.

this was taken at todgha canyon (the moroccan grand canyon) at dades valley. a very spectacular view i must say. and the wind blows quite cool, not hot.

had lunch at dades valley..

and after about 2hours we arrived at mezounga, (at around 6pm) just in time for the sunset at sahara desert...

all of our group members were taking the camel ride to the desert, but all 5 of us were rolling on top of this 4wd instead. at first i was sceptical about it, about why we werent getting the camel ride, but after riding at around 2mins, yayyyy, i felt very lucky we were the chosen ones. gittew.
it was the best roller coaster ride in my life.
imagine riding on top of this 4wd, without belt and whatnot. we have to hold tight to the side rail on top, i cant even take pictures.

driver stop in the middle of nowhere to take pictures. spectacular!

people climbing the mountain behind our tent for the sunset.

our tent for that night.

dinner was also provided. the rice was blunt. but the chicken tagine was quite nice.

us, marrying into our new bought djellaba. haha.

butt crack haha.

listening and dancing to the firedance.

currently listening to:peterpan - tentang kita
currently feeling:sad
i wanna go backkkkkkkkkk

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