Sahara Desert

So, you’ve decided to go on a desert tour, right?
Hooray! I promise 2 things: one, you won’t regret it, and two, I’ll help you.

The sand dunes, the night sky, the silence. It truly is a life-awakening experience; I’ve had time to think about it, and I’m positive this is one of the most incredible experiences a person could have. But my first question / concern as a fair-skinned Canadian was, “what do you pack when heading into the desert?! ”

After my three day experience in the Sahara I have created a short list of Desert Must-Haves to make sure your experience goes as smoothly as mine did.

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To be honest, I was a bit apprehensive about what our dining experience would be like in Morocco. I’ve never been much of a risk-taker when it comes to food, and my palette is not accustom to overly spiced food. Now, that isn’t to say I won’t try something: I’ll try anything once. But the odds of me enjoying it a hot n’ spicy dish or ordering it again of my own volition are low.

However, I was pleasantly surprised by our dining experiences in Morocco. From the food that was provided on our desert excursion (delicious Tajine’s and Cous-Cous), to the dinners at our Riad (some of the best during our trip) and lunches in the main square, there was never anything for me to be fearful of. Moroccan food and Sarah got along just fine.

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There is definitely an element of trust when you sign up for an excursion over the Internet. Especially when it’s on a continent you’ve never been, in a country you know little about, and with a company you only know from anonymous online reviews. This type of travel is not for the faint of heart. Jumping into a car with a perfect stranger and letting them take you to the middle of the Sahara desert for days requires complete and unwavering trust in humanity… and a little help from the internet, in this case.

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Visiting Morocco has definitely left an impression, not only in my head, but also my heart. I had the opportunity to visit places I have only dreamed about, and experience a country that at times felt otherworldly. I learned so much in such a short amount of time, I can’t wait to have the opportunity to go back and explore more of this beautiful country.

This week I am sharing Three Things I Learned About Morocco during my first visit. View Post