7 Hours on the back of a pickup - Sahara

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May 27th 2009
Published: May 27th 2009
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Seven + hours through the Sahara in the middle of the day... a ONCE in a lifetime experience
Wow, I’m exhausted!! Yesterday did little - Mathias and I tried to get some beer at the end of the night, but the only place (Novotel) seemed far too pricey. Today, after trying to exchange my pounds sterling, I said good bye to Mathias and grabbed a ride to Atar. 1500 UM seemed to be a good price, except for the fact that there were seven of us (including two paratroopers) in the bed of a tiny pick-up truck for seven+ hours. OH GOD IT WAS HOT! Also an Islamist tried to convert me. Islamist: “do you know where all non-Muslims go?” Me: “Somewhere that’s even hotter than here”. He seemed to find it funny. In Atar at Bab Sahara. Bed. Sweet bed.

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My traveling companions...paratroopers and Muslims trying to convert me...
Oh god! Am I exhausted!Oh god! Am I exhausted!
Oh god! Am I exhausted!

Arrival in Atar... 7 + hours later

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