road to Quarzazate

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A Bedouin girl as carpet maker. See her hands have henna

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.

At an Erfoud Mosque
  You know I kept singing the song 'Rock the Kasbah' most of the time.  Lizzette even got sick due to the food & alcohol drinking. 

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.

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A Bedouin girl as carpet maker.  S…
A Bedouin girl as carpet maker. …
At an Erfoud Mosque
At an Erfoud Mosque
The Sahara desert
The Sahara desert
My sahara experience
My sahara experience
A cool camel ride
A cool camel ride
Here my camel, come to mama!
Here my camel, come to mama!
With my driver & bus assistant dude
With my driver & bus assistant dude
The overview of Fez
The overview of Fez
The famous pottery shop at Fes
The famous pottery shop at Fes
The pottery maker in the zone
The pottery maker in the zone
Fes artisans at work
Fes artisans at work
Some big fossils
Some big fossils
Overview of Fes
Overview of Fes
After eating tons of Tajines, we c…
After eating tons of Tajines, we …
Toasting with Beer Flag
Toasting with Beer Flag
A belly dancer. Yep, the tradition…
A belly dancer. Yep, the traditio…
Tajine again and again!
Tajine again and again!
The traditional musicians.  Hmmnn,…
The traditional musicians. Hmmnn…
Our hotel pool in Erfoud. The bott…
Our hotel pool in Erfoud. The bot…
A dip in the pool after a long bus…
A dip in the pool after a long bu…
Chillin out with fellow tourist -…
Chillin' out with fellow tourist …
Where the movie Gladiator was fi…
Where the movie 'Gladiator' was f…
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