After breakfast we said goodbye to Alicia and Sam. We also met them 20 minutes later when we went to buy something to drink and they had to use a computer at the computer cafè. Last french people!
At four o’clock, we left the hotel on the back of a couple of camels. The ride was not pleasant, so I will probably not do it again. My rear really hurt more than after 100 kilometres in the saddle!
I can ride backwards!
After one stop to see the sunset, we arrived in a small village. We got served tea in one of the Berber tents, and also dinner, with some fruits as dessert!
Then, he taught us to play on some sort of drums, which was really hard, but we got some sounds of it at least!
Finally, we also were far away from the city lights. My camera couldn’t capture the beauty, but beautiful it was!
Sam went and bought bread, and then we ate breakfast on the roof. I cooked more tea, and it seems like you really need a high amount of sugar for Moroccan tea. Andrew and I went with a grand taxi to Rissani (four people in the back seat, three in the front seat) as I needed to withdraw money. There were no ATMs in Merzouga…
We also went by the market, and we ate some sort of “Berber pizza” for lunch (which be haggled down from 49 to 25 per person).
I also bought some sort of dry perfume at the market, and Andrew bought soap.
On the way back, there were not that many people to fill the taxi. We met a Chinese Canadian who also were going back to Merzouga, and we decided to pay for the extra back seat space, which also gave us more space.
We invited him to follow us as we were going to climb the top of the sand dune in the evening, so our soup of people got bigger for a while!
It was a really nice view up there. Apparently, we were also very courageous, as some guy in a 4×4 went to the top and screamed “ONLY THE ONES WITH COURAGE MAKES IT TO THE TOO!”
Afterwards, we went to eat dinner, and Jake, a friend of Andrew arrived. He would follow me and Andrew on a camel trek the next day!