The Sahara Desert
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I meet up with a few other foreigners at a particularly posh resort complex in Merzouga, where I trade the Jeep for some local transport.
We load up and head out into the dunes – which I quickly notice spread as far as I can see. We’re led a couple of ours into the dunes where a camp has been setup, and I quickly race to the top of the biggest dune to take sunset photos.
After an enormous meal we laugh and play drums with our guides long into the night, the entire area bathed in the glow of the full moon.
In the morning I’m up before sunrise and hike to distant dunes to capture the light, and a few camels that are hanging around waiting to take us back.
The Sahara is a supremely beautiful place, so much so it’s hard to take it in all.
P.S. Happily, the trade was only temporary, and the Jeep was waiting for me safe and sound.
Also, the seat in the Jeep is waaaaay more comfortable than that camel. I’m not sure I’d cross a continent on one of those