The Sahara Desert

May 10, 2009 at 8:02 pm Leave a comment


DSC_0219 The Sahara Desert (Arabic: الصحراء الكبرى‎,) is the world’s largest desert and covers most of Northern Africa.  The Sahara it almost as large as Europe and almost the size of the United States.

We started out from a hotel in the late afternoon, when it wasn’t too hot and rode camels in for a couple of hours till we reach a Bedouin style camp. 

DSC_0545Two of us had come in with our guide and there was a Moroccan couple that had come in with their guide.  With the local cook we made 5 people staying in the camp that night.

The resident cook made it for seven of us staying in the camp that night. 

DSC_0520 The local guides and chef made us feel welcome and we played the drums together for a while and then I went climbing up a rather large sand dune which was a tough workout!

I just made it to the top to see the sun go down and the slide down was really enjoyable after the struggle to the summit!

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DSC_0428Water is obviously precious in the desert and our well served us well and here is our chef lifting the water for our tea!

Arabian tea is sweet, black and refreshing. It is offered everywhere and well worth drinking to keep yourself energized and hydrated. 

DSC_0502After a wonderful dinner we retired early (10pm) and in the morning we rose early to watch the sunrise.  As you can see the desert brings out the best in our planet and it was well worth the lack of sleep to enjoy. 

 

I hope that you enjoy the pictures:

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