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Never able to sit still, I'm always on the go. With a camera at my side, I'm always seeking out a new adventure, experiencing a new place, living in a different culture, or meeting someone new.  My wanderlust has brought me to the far corners of the earth and I still have a lot of ground to cover.  

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Sahara Desert Morocco

The Sahara Desert of Merzouga, Morocco

Sand under your feet.  Sand in your hair.  Sand in your pockets.  Sand in your camera.  Sand gets everywhere when you're touring the Sahara Desert of Morocco.  It's a good day-long bus ride to the southern borders of Morocco.  Here the landscape turns from a martian-like desert terrain to the full blown dune landscape of the Sahara Desert.  The views are spectacular and you truly feel millions of miles away from society.   So saddle up and you best get comfortable on your camel - it's a long trek into the desert.  

In recent years the government of Morocco has finally paved the road leading to the edge of the dunes.  

Getting there by bus is about the only option and it takes 10 hours if you're lucky enough to catch a direct bus. 

Getting there by bus is about the only option and it takes 10 hours if you're lucky enough to catch a direct bus. 

Our trusty guide Mohammed could only speak Berber and French.  He loved the card game Crazy 8's.  

It was a treat to watch the sun come up and go down every day.  The rich orange hue of the sands amplified the golden sunrise and sunsets.  

Finding a tour into the desert isn't hard once you show up.   I'd stay away from the packages people offer that includes lodging, guides and food before arriving in the area.  We were lucky enough to find a good hostel in Merzouga with their own tents in the desert.  

Muhammad resting above our tented camp.  

Our tented camp sheltered from the winds.  

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