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Wednesday, 5 March, 2014 - 14:32

A trip to Morocco

by BronyaD

If you have not already been to morocco I urge you to put it next on your list. You will not be disappointed. Africa offers a world completely different to that of Europe, mainly a warmer, more fragrant and more colourful one! Products are cheap but the quality is not. The fruit and vegetables are totally fresh and the meat can't come any fresher.

I had the good fortune to be able to spend five days there during my holidays. I left France not knowing what to expect and what things were ahead of me. We stayed in a beautiful hostel which cost five euros a night with free breakfast. As is traditional in morocco,  we were supplied with many many cups of mint tea as well. There you could do cookery classes, sunbathe on the roof, get henna tattoos done and eat a delicious tagine. 
During our stay here we decided to be adventurous and visit the Sahara. It may have been nine hours drive away but it was definitely worth the long mini bus ride! We zoomed through the mountains and round the big corners. After nine hours and many picture breaks we arrived at the mouth of the Sahara. We took a camel ride for an hour and a half to where we had our camp. This was followed by a rich three course meal made be the nomads and a heart warming bonfire with music. It was a wonderful way to have some insight into life in the desert and how the people who live there survive. However, it was a bit disturbing to see these nomads with mobile phones and using them in the Sahara desert! It's funny how the whole world has become technology orientated! We saw shooting stars and the Berber nomads slept under the stars even though in the desert it is very, very cold at night! However our tent were very big and quite luxurious with mattresses inside and rugs laid down everywhere. 
This was probably the best experience of my life and I would encourage anyone else to take on this adventure! 
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