Monday, July 5, 2010

Amazing Race - Sahara Desert

We left the campsite around 8am for about a 12 hour day of driving to Marrakesh. We loved chatting with our driver, Abdul. We took a different route this time and drove across a dried up lake. We stopped in the middle of the lake to take pictures of the mirages surrounding us.

We stopped at Ait Benhaddou, the famous red mud brick kasbah featured in films such as Lawrence of Arabia and Gladiator. We didn't
have time to tour it but we still enjoyed gazing at the outside. Finally, we drove through the Atlas Mountains. Our favorite part was driving through Tizi N'Tichka, a stunningly beautiful mountain pass.


  1. All of these posts are amazing. I love the pictures from the dessert and I wish I was there with you. Keep having fun!

  2. Pretty desolate but I was surprised at the greenery in your pictures. In honor of your visit to the Sahara Desert, we are going to drive across the Nevada desert the end of July. I used to say that we should blow up Nevada but I have come to enjoy the beauty of the desert the last few years. Maybe it is dementia setting in.