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Arabian Nights- Sahara Desert 2

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All throughout our trek towards the Sahara Desert, the winds howled. We got on our camels and our backs started bobbing up and down. It was so cold I could hardly feel my toes.

But the view was worth it.

George Lucas based a lot of Star Wars on Morocco. Especially the hooded cloak called djellaba.

George Lucas based a lot of Star Wars on Morocco. Especially the hooded cloak called djellaba.

My toes were so frozen that I could hardly climb up these big dunes. Exhausted, I finally sank on it.

But I could still see this.

But I could still see this.

Sahara Desert Bucket list checked.

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Arabian Nights – The Sahara Desert Part 1

camel ride in the Sahara

camel ride in the Sahara

One of the things we were super looking forward to in Morocco was the Sahara Desert. This was the stuff of legend. When I was growing up – I had heard so many mystical things about this legendary desert. I wanted to feel like Aladdin – stealing a magic lamp. I wanted to meet a djinn. I wanted to see the biggest sand desert.

I want my dunes.

We woke up at 6am. Shouts of “Yalla!”(Let’s Go! in Arabic) pierced our ears.

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freezing our butts off early in the morning as we crossed the dunes

just chilling

just chilling

More photos to come!

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AIT BEN HADDOU IS YUNKAI’S GAME OF THRONES PART 2

Mystical city

Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah in Morocco

This is part 2 of the Ait Ben Haddou series – the place where they shot Game of Thrones’ Yunkai. This legendary Jerusalem like place is simply astounding.

climbed to the top

climbed to the top

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The view from the top

 

middle age stove

medieval stove

one of the houses

one of the houses. It does feel like you’re in set of Jesus of Nazareth

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the whole kasbah

After a long hike, we finally came down to do some shopping and saw these.

Looks like Aladdin is selling his lamps. A peek into one of the shops in the kasbah

Lots of gorgeous lamps. It’s like being in Disney’s Aladdin