Erg Chebbi, Morocco

After a long overnight bus trip I arrived at the small town of Erfoud. I had breakfast at a cafe, and the owner arranged an overnight camel trip into the desert for me.

I wasn't planning to come here, but decided to come here when I was in Marrakesh because I read in the guide book that there was a fossil museum here. It turned out that the whole area was full of fossils. Everywhere you turned there was a fossil shop. They are so common here that they use them like marble: making table tops, basins, lamps and other things out of them. If you think fossils are rare, you haven't been to this part of the world.

Desert roadTurnoffFort in the desertIs it real?Sand dunesGrass in the sandScarabShadowsSand dunesBerber campTentsInside the berber tentGrassLocalsMy camelCamel trainShadowEdge of the dunes

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