Oursi Travel Blog› entry 41 of 50 › view all entries
In the morning, after breakfast, we went back into the desert. Luckily I had no trouble breathing now. The landscape was beautiful, and there were eagles and other big birds, but I guess it's the people that were the most interesting. They were coming in through the desert for the market, many of them all the way from Mali, my boyfriend said. They brought goats and donkeys and camels, most of them walking, or riding donkeys. Dressed in traditional clothes, so beautiful even from a distance. We sat for hours just watching them pass by - or at least I did, my boyfriend slept in my lap for most of the time.
Later we went to check out the archaeological site. It was small but interesting. A team of mostly German archaeologists dug up a large house with seven rooms, inhabited by one family and dating back to the tenth century, when the area was an important stop on the trans-saharan trade route.
We had tea outside the site, then returned to the town, where the market was bustling. We even found some bags of coldish water, a real treat. Then we said our goodbyes, got back in the car and headed for Gorom Gorom.