We opted to have breakfast at the veranda of our hotel and this is our view:
Those little specks you see are runners and the organizers
Merzouga is a refreshing change from Fez. Sure there were touts waiting for us at the bus stop, but they don’t pester us as much.
We’re staying in the village of Hassilabied, 5 kilometers from downtown Merzouga. There are no stores or restaurants nearby, but the dunes are within walking distance. We walked a small portion of the dunes yesterday and found out why it’s better to traverse it on camel (rather, dromedaries): the sand and very fine and soft it’s an effort walking and climbing the sand dunes.
Despite the cloudless sky and the sun shining brightly, it’s pleasantly cool here. The hotel retains much of the cold from the night and it holds all through the day.
Last night after dinner, our hosts played some traditional Berber music and afterwards taught us how to play. It’s hard not to like this place.
Photo by Cla Ines