Older entries: 2017
Our route to M’Hamid el Ghizlane, the doorway to the desert, takes us from Marrakech up over the Tizi n’Tichka mountain pass and down the other side, passing by various villages perched on the neighbouring hillsides. Looking out of the car window, it amazes me how these sandy coloured villages manage to cling on to their respective slopes and don’t slide deep into the valleys below – but still they remain, seemingly defying the laws of gravity.
07 August 2017
On my first visit to Erg Chigaga, I remember asking our driver, Fattah, how long it would take to get to the camp in our 4x4 from M’Hamid El Ghizlane, anticipating the hot and bumpy journey ahead of me. ‘About 1.5 hours’ was his reply, ‘by camel, 12 hours’. Even with a little room left for exaggeration, I could only imagine how that would feel, sitting on a camel in the blazing sun for hours on end as it lolloped along!
01 April 2017