Sahara Desert, Morocco.

Exactly two years ago I was traveling through Morocco. This is one of my favorite pictures from the trip. I am in the center of the picture, wearing a the brown turban, being helped up the steep hill of sand by one of the camel drivers.  You can see our camels resting on the left side, about mid-way up.

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This was one third of our caravan.  We went to the top of this ridge and watched the sun set.  It was a truly awesome experience, as in the real meaning of the word awesome.

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Love the contrast of high and low here as this woman caretaker sits in watch on a plastic chair, inside a typical–if palatial–Moroccan courtyard.

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On the opposite side of the courtyard was the entrance to a mosque.  A bunch of men were inside, having left their shoes out in the hallway.  Non-Muslims are not allowed inside.  No women, Muslim or not, are allowed inside either :-(  Not fair.

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Henna tattoo artists are everywhere and for a few bucks they will give you a temporary tattoo in a floral design. The henna comes out of a tube and has the consistency of icing in a bag.  You let it dry for about an hour, then wash the paste off and you are left with a great tattoo that lasts about a week.  I had one done on my hand and my ankle.  Loved them!

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Marrakesh

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I mean really what is more beautiful than the tilework and lanterns in this courtyard?

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I mean really!  These lanterns at dusk were so beautiful.

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The interior of a typical spice shop.  Is this what Columbus was looking for in 1492?  Think so, though technically he was looking for India not Morocco.  But, these are the items he wanted!

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This is a breakfast buffet.  Unbelievably beautiful!

Ciao for now! More Moroccan pix coming soon.

Sahara Desert, Morocco.

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