Moorish Empire 2010 Travel Journal

Erg Chebbi

Oct 29, 2010 Fri
08:30Erg Chebbi
09:31Breakfast at Totmarroc
10:09Bus ticket in Merzouga
The bus office next to bus station is often close... so if you take a meal at the restaurant, he probably will point you to the correct bus office.
You get off the bus at town center, but you board the bus next to the big tourist complex (below the Huge Sand dune and next to the pink water tower)...
the SupraTour bus office is actually near the Big Tourist Complex next to the big sandstone (and pink water tower). The bus office in town center may open at night...

Bus ticket is 165D, standard tourist rip-off price...

Mohammed came to the hotel 2 years ago (when the Lonely planet was printed)
....ok wrong information...

the one I thought was Ali was actually Mohammed, a nephew of Ali, Foaud was the cousin of the nephew of Ali, everyone is in a big family that I obviously misunderstood... The cook Hagia was from mid Atlas (the cooking was good). About four person working in hotel during the low season....

The land here is around 200US$ per meter

11:09Dune walk
11:43 sand dunes of merzouga
11:46 merzouga sand dune
11:55 merzougasand
12:01 uphill to highest sand dune
12:06 sand line
12:12 looking back to merzouga village
12:31 sand hill of merzouga
12:32 ascending erg chebbi
12:32 erg chebbi summit
12:39 shadow of sahara dance
12:43 buried alive
12:45 on top of erg chebbit
12:45 merzouga from erg chebbi
12:47 ridge of sand dune
12:50 pink water tower of merzouga
12:52 almost pristine sand dune
13:15 beetle tracks
13:16 crossing ridge of sandune
13:23 transformation of dune
13:25 dune wave
13:28 east of sand dune
13:30 orange ocean
13:33 looking into algeria
13:44 hiking on erg chebbi
14:00 hat dot net dune
14:04 desert dung beetle
14:06 sand of hat dot net
14:07 writing of hat dot net
14:14 sand dune of hat dot net
14:16 sand covered writing
14:55 tall shadow in desert
14:56 struggling beetle
14:59 beetle footprints
15:01 waves of dunes
15:02 memory of desert
15:04 sahadow of myself
15:05 dune hole
15:05 lunar desert
15:06 dunes
15:20 dung beetle footprints
15:20 ass of dung beetle
15:34 dung bettle struggling
17:24 desert palm trees
17:24 desert palms
17:24 tired camels
17:24 sahara desert sunset
17:45Going to bus station
17:58 hotel foundtain
18:23dinner before bus
Ordered a Berber omelet and nachos
19:08Bus to Fez
It is pretty much on time

Train to Fez: 8:03 and 10:07
00:32 midnight meat shop - not vegetarian
comments powered by Disqus
Powered by Afterweb 1.66