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Going into the desert.

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The road to the sand dunes. Nobody will take care of the sand on the road!

So we left at noon for the desert. After a few kilometers we passed a brand new building that is going to be a hotel, almost in the desert. The closer we came to the desert the more sand we found on the road. We asked the driver when the start to clean it again, but his answer is: never. The traffic that passes this road has to clean this automatically. oh... that could take a while. 5 Minutes before we arrived we stopped at a high point to take a view over the desert (not really) and our camp. We had a drink and took some pictures. I started a tower of stones there. I hope every tourist who is passing there will see it and will add a stone at the top. We arrived 5 minutes later at 1 pm and they brought us to our tent. Not many tourists where there, just a group of Belgium people, and 2 Indian tourists.
Funny face 2
Because of the heat and that I still wasn't used to it, our driver arranged a big air conditioner in our tent. This was too much, even for me. We did use it for an hour or so, but then Anna-Isabel stept barefoot on the cables and got a shock. Thats the way they do it in India: not so save! So better unplug it and get use to the heat. At 4pm we walked just 100 meters to a wall of stones. I still don't know what the purpose of this is. We just made some funny pictures and went back to get ready for the camel tour.
At 5pm 2 boys came with two camels in front of our camp, I thought these boys where just bringing the camels but they were our real guides. The first one was Ali with his camel "Michael Jackson" (yes he was sure) and the other boy was Ousman with his camel Babbeloo.
Going into the desert
It where just great funny boys. They kept asking if we are happy. If we said "Yes we are", than they replied: "we are double happy". So we left into the desert slowly and enjoyed being with these funny kids. At 17:45 we stopped for a break. We got of the camels and had a drink, walked a little, a man came and tried to sell us some stuff we didn't need. Then the question from the boys came if we wanted to run on the camels? I said  sure, and got up the camel and we run a few hundred meters. It looked scary but it really wasn't. So I came back and now it was Anna-Isabel's turn. She didn't fall off either, and now the boys new that we could run back to the camp. We where to early to see the sunset, so we asked the boys the get on the camels again and just walk around a little bit.
Our beds outside the tent. Mosquitoes are happy now.
They did, and they took place behind us on the camels. On time we arrived at the sunset-point and some more tourist came there. Also some locals came and they wanted to sell us things. We met the two Indian boys and I got a beer from them in the desert. Cheers and thanks! But the sunset was over before it even started. The way to our camp was not that long but still it was almost dark before we arrived. Of course the boys asked for a tip and sure they got one from us, after such a funny ride.

At 8 pm it was time for diner with sang and dance. 1 girl and 3 man played some music for us and danced. They even invited us for a dance, but it did not work so good. The two Indian boys tried there best to make a party of it, but it wouldn't work this evening. So the bests way is to go back to the tents and go to bed. Then the belgian people decided to sleep outside and asked the camp people to put the beds in front of the tents, so we could sleep outside in the open air and watch the stars. We just didn't know that there where mosquitoes here. I tell you tomorrow.

esposabella says:
Jos it sounds awesome, thanks for sharing your adventure :)
Posted on: Nov 10, 2009
jos-nijenhuis says:
No, not to Khuri, that is (I think) a two day trip.
Posted on: Oct 27, 2009
Morle says:
Great pictures! Did you go to Khuri as well?
Posted on: Oct 26, 2009
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The road to the sand dunes. Nobody…
The road to the sand dunes. Nobod…
Funny face 2
Funny face 2
Going into the desert
Going into the desert
Our beds outside the tent. Mosquit…
Our beds outside the tent. Mosqui…
The road to the sand dunes
The road to the sand dunes
New build hotel!
New build hotel!
Traffic
Traffic
Somebodys home
Somebody's home
Anna-Isabel and I
Anna-Isabel and I
Together with our driver Lal.
Together with our driver Lal.
My new build tower!
My new build tower!
My tower. Just before the camp on …
My tower. Just before the camp on…
The camp
The camp
My private air-co in a tent Haha. …
My private air-co in a tent Haha.…
Wall of stones
Wall of stones
Wall of stones
Wall of stones
Heavy ?
Heavy ?
I do it with one finger.
I do it with one finger.
Our tents
Our tents
The bathroom
The bathroom
Our beds
Our beds
Begin of our camel ride
Begin of our camel ride
Easy :)
Easy :)
See, with no hands !
See, with no hands !
More tourists.
More tourists.
Local woman.
Local woman.
Same tourists again.
Same tourists again.
The desert, sand sand and more sand
The desert, sand sand and more sand
Sand dunes!
Sand dunes!
What? whos the boss!
What? who's the boss!
Ousman
Ousman
Ali
Ali
Me and the two boys, Ousman and Al…
Me and the two boys, Ousman and A…
Anna-Isabel and the boys.
Anna-Isabel and the boys.
The boys are having fun!
The boys are having fun!
Funny boys.
Funny boys.
Oké, Ill park here...
Oké, I'll park here...
Anna-Isabel and I
Anna-Isabel and I
Local boy
Local boy
Local woman
Local woman
Funny face 1
Funny face 1
The desert
The desert
Here live the locals.
Here live the locals.
Local women asking for money
Local women asking for money
Local woman
Local woman
The sunset
The sunset
The sunset
The sunset
The Belgium people dancing
The Belgium people dancing
Anna-Isabel dancing.
Anna-Isabel dancing.
The sunrise next morning.
The sunrise next morning.
Sam
photo by: edsander