road to Quarzazate
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Wednesday, August 03, 2005 2:48 PM
My second roll of film got busted - probably the sand. Yes, I did bring my digital camera - bummer, i brought the wrong adaptor.
The camel-back ride in the Sahara was spectacular! We lead the caravan w/ a white camel. I was thirty and tired walking on the hot sand. I think that was my problem. I was SO dehydraged that I had a panic attack. Next time, I'll bring salt with me. Because drinking half a gallon of water didn't quench my thirst. We were siting on the orange sand for about 1 hour waiting for the sun to set. We saw a very nice sunset. We basically raced to the pit stop area and got a nice cold bottle of Sprite soda afterwards.
Yes, so many kasbahs and mosques to see. I thought the food was spicy but was not, too bad, I like türkish food better.
On our way to Marrakesh, we were in Quarzazate. I think I paid too, much for my leather jacket in Fez, oh well. Dang, my opening price was $90 but I ended up paying $140. The Aussie gals (fellow tourist) told me that they wouldn't not pay more for $80 which they paid in Indosenia. I should have listened to them. We visited the famous site where they filmed 'Gladiator'. It was the scene where Maximus was being trained to be one. Loved that movie! 'Strength and honour, all for the glory of ROME!'
P.S. Lizzette is the 'queen' of grumpiness! She was really a 'beyatch' 90% of the trip. I'm still having fun hanging-out w/ a Japanese tourist, Makiko - she's funny & talkative + loves talking pictures (a very Filipino trait). Update, Makiko & Hal (fellow tourist from Delaware) hooked up. After two years of international dating, Hal is moving to Tokyo.