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Camel in Erg Chebbi

What to Pack: Camping in the Sahara Desert | Winter

This post is for those planning a trip to the Sahara desert from December – March and, are curious about was to pack for the adventure. If you are like me you might assume that the weather will stay warm in the desert. That simply isn’t true. It is quite cold. I have compiled a list of things you should bring with you on your winter trip into the wonderful world of the desert. Once I arrived in the desert I could only...

Taxi in Marrakech

A Narrative: Initial Moments in Marrakech Pt. 1

I exited the Marrakech airport and my city-girl instincts kicked in. It was January 5th, 7:47 pm and the night air was cold and humid. I walked around looking for the taxi stand knowing this would be my first test as to whether I could handle negotiations with a taxi driver. I learned that 70 Dh should be the price so when the first taxi driver said 200 Dh I told him, “No way.” He took me around to see...

Morocco: Desert Tour into Erg Chebbi Sand Dunes

It’s a brand new year and I have started 2018 with a real bangarang. On the 5th of this new year, I went to Marrakech for a week which included a three-day tour to the Erg Chebbi desert. It was such a real adventure with plenty of firsts! My first trip of the new year, the first time in Morocco, first steps on the African continent, and first camping overnight in a desert. If you are curious about what a tour...