Spain-Morocco 2015

Sunrise in the desert

IMG_3955Hello everybody!

We are in Mazouga, right in front of the Sahara Desert. On Sunday, July 12, we woke up at 3:45 and began our camel ride around 4:30. We wanted to see the sunrise in the desert. Here is a series of pictures from that incredible morning:






Climbing this dune was very challenging. Our young Berber guides offered us their help:



Remember that these young, skinny boys, don’t eat or drink anything until sunset. It is Ramadan time in Morocco. We offered them orange juice and they said that they were fasting. Everybody here in Morocco takes Ramadan very seriously.


Here is the panorama view of the desert with two angels on the sand:


Pam, in this picture, Thelma is saying “Hello” to you:


As you can see, we are still waiting for the sunrise.



Sharon and Mary Lou are looking toward the east and finally they see it:




Of course the best way to celebrate this joyful moment is with an enthusiastic group picture:


Our next challenge will be to go down that huge dune…..some of us went down with the help of our guides:


others on their own. After all, we all know….. what goes up, must come down!!!!


All events in Morocco have to end with shopping. This time we tried to help the boys and their families:


A thought for today:

Remember that happiness is a way of travel – not a destination.

                                                                                            – Roy M. Goodman

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  1. Ania
    July 14, 2015 at 6:55 pm — Reply

    Nice mama you rode a camel!

    • July 15, 2015 at 2:22 am — Reply

      Yes Aneczko, I did listen to your advice.

  2. Basia
    July 15, 2015 at 9:08 am — Reply

    SO COOL! That sunrise photo is beautiful!

    • July 15, 2015 at 3:53 pm — Reply

      Thank you Basienko.

  3. Felicia
    July 15, 2015 at 11:48 am — Reply

    What an amazing experience! The pictures are beautiful!
    (rosalies daughter)

    • July 15, 2015 at 3:52 pm — Reply

      Thank you Felicia!

  4. Danusia
    July 15, 2015 at 6:19 pm — Reply

    Asiu, podroz na wielbladzie …. bardzo to egzotyczne ale jazda niektorych na 4 literach z tych wysokich wydm…. to zapewne zabralo duzo wody aby pozbyc sie ze wszad tego drobnego pustynnego piasku. Fotografie fantastyczne.

    • July 15, 2015 at 6:44 pm — Reply

      Dzieki za komentarz Danusiu. Jak widac i wchodzenie pod gore i schodzenie z gory wymagalo pomocy naszych chudych lokalnych przewodnikow.

  5. Chiara
    July 24, 2015 at 9:40 pm — Reply

    Hello Joanna,

    Thank you for capturing some of the most beautiful moments on this awe inspiring trip. Now that I am back in Toronto, it seems like it was just a dream from yesterday.
    Enjoy the rest of your trip abroad. Stay safe and we will catch up with you upon your return. All the best…. Chiara

    • July 25, 2015 at 1:31 am — Reply

      Thank you Chiara, you too, enjoy the rest of your summer!

  6. Kathy
    August 3, 2015 at 9:20 am — Reply

    Thank you for sharing these amazing pictures! I can’t wait to see more pictures!

    • August 3, 2015 at 5:15 pm — Reply

      Thank you Katika, there will be more pictures. I am in France right now, tomorrow for breakfast, French baguettes. Check the Polish blog, there are pictures of my family in France there too. On this blog I will continue with more Spain. Have a great August!!!

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