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Just had an amazing trip to Merzouga, thanks to our guide

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Just had an amazing trip to Merzouga, thanks to our guide

I've just come back from Morocco and traveled from west, north, centre and south. The south was definitely my favourite area. The solitude of the flat landscape where you can see forever was so different from what I have ever experienced, the variant in colours was incredible, the tumeric colour of the sand dunes that looks as if the sun never sets on them even when it's raining, the black desert which is flat as, and littered with rocks with just a solitary tree kilometres away from another. The people are incredibly friendly, we had an awesome guide, Abdelhak, who introduced us to his friends which gave us the opportunity to meet the real Moroccan/Berber people who put a whole new spin on open friendliness, so giving, peaceful and happy. Time is of no essence, here you learn to slow down and what needs to be will be .... in time. Abdelhak who is a Berber himself have the wisest sayings and a sense of humour that kept us laughing and in good spirits all the time, we were to spend 10 days with Abdelhak but because of his manner and reasonable price and treating us like princesses we kept him for 18 days all up, which was worth every cent and every minute. We trusted him to show us everything that needed to be seen and do everything and we did the lot. Walked the Todra Gorges, which is beautiful and very different with it's high mountains and little green patches of gardens everywhere, the road to Quarzazate through rose valley and the date palm oasis and the incredible drive over the Atlas Mountains. I could not believe that any landscape could be so colourful, dusty greens to brick red, brown, bright green, white, orange and every hue in between. We did the public transport thing but just could not be bothered with haggling with taxi drivers, endless trips on buses with no explanation of what we are seeing, which town we are going through. It was great to have a guide that will stop when you want to take a picture, explain what the area is all about, where's this, what's that, why's this here, thank you Abdelhak, we will never forget you.

Anni Dohne

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1. Re: Just had an amazing trip to Merzouga, thanks to our guide

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2. Re: Just had an amazing trip to Merzouga, thanks to our guide

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