ON WRITING

“It’s very easy to quit during the first ten years of writing. Nobody cares whether you write or not, and it’s very hard to write when nobody cares one way or the other. You can’t get fired if you don’t write, and most of the time you don’t get rewarded if you do. But don’t quit.” Andre Dubus

Monday, 4 July 2011

Postcard from Morocco


Who expected this Saharan landscape? Not moi! The Moroccan Sahara is 30% rocky. An amazing part of the world to explore. That would be the hubs and I enjoying a Moroccan moment.


Casablanca's old French Colonial buildings fascinated me, but I wish Morocco had the money to renovate them!


We saw a lot of this part of Morocco as we drove through the Sahara Desert which makes up 70% of Morocco.


Driving along the road we saw a semi-nomadic tribe. They allowed us to visit with them in their home where they live for 6 months of the year. It was an amazing set up. The baby is 2 weeks old and proud mumma wears the gold necklace her husband bought her for producing a son and heir.


Taking a tour is a great way to make new friends. Our Moroccan tour guide Abbe is in the centre with new Aussie friends Ron, Ashne and Chris. I'm on the right. Just stopped to see a huge reservoir near Erfoud, the most easterly part of the Sahara we visited.


I thought Berber Denise might amuse you. What fun we had riding camels up to the top of the highest sand dune in Africa and watching the sunset while our feet baked in the hot sand.


Signing off for now, bad me for blogging! Tried to resist. Hope you're all doing great while I'm enjoying my travels and getting all these story ideas!





26 comments:

  1. Great photos! Sounds like you are having a blast.

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  2. Hi Alex, that was quick. Thanks for popping by. Am certainly having a blast.

    Denise<3

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  3. I say good you for blogging! Because now we get to share in your journey, because some of us never get out of the house let alone to Morocco LOL.

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  4. What beautiful pictures. Thank you so much for sharing them! It looks like you're having an amazing time.

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  5. Lovely photos! It sounds like such great fun; thank you for sharing the pictures with us! Hope the rest of your trip will be equally awesome!

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  6. oh wow, Morocco looks so amazing. I'd love to go there one day. I love the buildings too--and the colours.

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  7. Hey Denise!!!!! Wow, it really is beautiful there and it does look like you're both enjoying it! Thanks for sharing the photos :)

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  8. What beautiful pictures. Thank you for taking the time to share a part of the world that I'll probably never see for real :)

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  9. Incredible! I've never visited Morocco, looks like an amazing place though!

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  10. Oh, fun! It sounds like a beautiful place to visit. I'm jealous. ;)

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  11. Wow. This looks so amazing! I'm so jealous! I want to tour Morocco too!

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  12. Gorgeous photographs, Denise! Thank you for taking the time to post them. :)

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  13. Beautiiful photos, thanks for sharing! Have a nice time!

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  14. I can't believe you're blogging!

    Great photos and I love the color orange on you.
    Can't wait to hear about all your travels & souvenirs when you get back to RFW.

    Be safe and enjoy the rest of your trip!

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  15. Wow! Awesome photographs. So glad you posted them. What an exotic place. And you and hubby look like you're having a fantastic time. Good for you!
    Ann Best, Memoir Author

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  16. Berber Denise! What a pretty orange head wrap & scarf! I really enjoyed the pics & have been watching a bit about Morocco in this new adventure TV series. You are so lucky to have ridden a camel! What fun that must've been! :)

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  17. Wow, fantastic! You're right, that doesn't really match what my imagination produces when it hears the word "Sahara." Love it! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  18. Looks like you guys are having the BEST time!

    It's so nice to see you relax and having fun.

    Enjoy the rest of your trip!

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  19. The photographs are beautiful, Denise! Thanks for sharing! You look lovely, too! Enjoy the rest of your holiday! :)

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  20. Fabulous photos! I'm glad to see you're both having a great time. I love the blue and orange, it suits you.

    Enjoy the rest of your trip.

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  21. Wow that looks stunning! I'd love to go there one day.

    Enjoy the rest of your vacation!

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  22. I like Berber Denise. Looks like you two are having a lot of fun, and soaking up a lot of new experiences. Good for you.
    The new mother and baby is a beautiful picture. There is so much pride and joy shinning out of her face.

    Pamela Jo

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  23. Oh, you're bringing back memories! How I loved Morocco. I was Berber Amie as well--it really keeps your head cool, against expectations! Have a wonderful time!

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  24. Wow! Absolutely gorgeous. I'm in love with Africa right now. Currently writing about Kenya which, of course, is entirely different from Morocco, but still... Love it. Love the turban too!

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  25. You lucky duck. Looks fabulous.

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  26. Wooooooooooooooooowwwww...

    I've always wanted to go to Morocco. Casablanca and Rabat in particular, but the hinterland looks quite rugged and adventure-laden as well.

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