By our contributor: Paola Sanchez
Two months ago my boyfriend told me that he wanted us to take a trip and I immediately jumped onboard; I just never imagined that we would end up in the continent of Africa in Morocco! I have travelled to many countries, but my trip to Morocco stands out for one particular reason. We decided to hire a company to take us through a road trip of Morocco in which one of the nights we camped in the Sahara Dessert. We trekked on a dromedary (an Arabian camel) for 2 hours to reach our camp site in the middle of the Sahara Dessert.
I must admit that the 2-hour ride on the dromedary was exhausting and made my body soar the following day from the all the jumping up and down in the sand dunes. At the same time, the complete silence combined with the beautiful sunset falling upon the dessert that seemed taken out of National Geographic gave us the perfect opportunity in which to fully disconnect from the rest of the world. Upon our arrival on the camp site, Chicken Tajin was served which is a tasty traditional dish of the country followed by live music as we all sat around the fire.
As you can imagine, in the middle of a dessert, star gazing is incredible as everything is visible when no city lights are dimming the sky lights. Our remarkable day ended with star gazing where we saw more shooting stars than I had ever seen in my entire life…7 to be precise.