In the Sahara - Near Chinguetti


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May 31st 2009
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1: Camel Trek 2 13 secs
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Riding a camel is not all that comfortable...
So the trip in the desert has been going reasonably well. Not exactly what I wanted but at least I am seeing beautiful dunes and oasis. Tonight, my third night outside on the dunes and it seems like the best place yet. Last night was shitty as I was next to the town and in the open. My God is it hot during the day. I spend 12 and 5 pm at the Oasis reading (I just finished Margret Atwood’s “Oryx and Crake” --- it’s very good) and drinking water. Actually I have two guides --- I feel like a true colonial overlord. I was somewhat uncomfortable about this at first but I’m getting used to it. There’s plenty to eat --- last night we had camel stew and bread cooked in the sand. The stew was tasty and filling. Also I had a shower today (sort of, a bath actually). My water purifier seems to work well --- hopefully!



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The Camel's none too happy...The Camel's none too happy...
The Camel's none too happy...

not the nicest animals in the world, but very durable!
On the dunes...On the dunes...
On the dunes...

reminds me of being at sea...
Bread cook in the sand...Bread cook in the sand...
Bread cook in the sand...

actually it's really good!
In the Oasis!In the Oasis!
In the Oasis!

Nice reprieve from the 50+ degree weather!
My two guides...My two guides...
My two guides...

Don't think that two were necessary, but it all worked out.
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