Today we left our hotel quite early. Our director wanted to get a jump on things and had us depart Fes at 7:30am. We were headed toward the Atlas Mountains to end our journey in Erfoud.
on the way we encountered some monkeys, donkeys, and cranes! Oh my!
We continued through the mountains and we made an unexpected stop at the home of Nomads. It was truly an amazing experience to sit inside the home of a family of Nomads and see how they live. A truly humbling experience.
After meeting the family of Nomads, we encountered an Oasis. It wa slush with greenery and had a small stream of water through it. In the middle of purely dessert, it was a welcome sight!
We arrived to our hotel which was actually a converted Kasbah (as in “Rock The...”). We were greeted by musicians and dancers, as well as cold towels!
Shortly after arriving, we had an hour to get ready for our dessert tour and camel ride!
The drive to the desert was super fun!!! I always love off-roading! And then the camel ride was unreal!!! What an awesome experience! Toward the way back, a sand storm began to form and our director hurried us into our cars and we went into another Kasbah to enjoy snacks and drinks. We boarded our cars and headed back to the hotel. I’m the way back there was a severe sand storm and it was co platelet black! Scary but exhilarating!! We made it to our hotel (Kasbah) and had dinner, then ended our night.
What a a memorable day!!!!