0263. The Beautiful Dakhla Bay (Mor 096--revisit)
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Back in 2004, after an extremely arduous journey across Mauritania Dakhla felt like Paradise... I remember walking along the beautiful shore surrounded by delicious, cheap eateries wondering if I had just died and gone to heaven!
Well, this time my journey across the Sahara wasn’t nearly as arduous, so the effect isn’t quite the same. But it’s still a very pleasant feeling to get her.
We arrive in the evening when everyone is out and about... walking along the bay... eating typical Moroccan fare and drinking coffee... It has a definite Moroccan feel--unlike El Ayoun which feels very much Saharawi...
There's a bus leaving for Agadir shortly--and I figure I'd better take it... a bit disappointed that I'll have to rush through this charming little city--but I was able to explore it on my last trip, so I shouldn't feel too bad.
I do manage to squeeze in a video clip, a walk on the bay and a couple of songs....
End of the Morocco to Gambia Episode
And so ends my lightning tour across the Sahara and back again. There’s a great feeling of accomplishment for having been able to pull it off and quench my thirst for a completely different cultural experience. But it did feel very rushed and I know I’m going to have to go back and explore the area some more. It’s also a bittersweet feeling to know that, now that this stretched of road has been “tamed”, I’m never really going to be able to relive my 2004 experience.
End of Episode 01