Ancient and modern; West and East; Europe and Africa. All the sensibilities meet here.
This is the northern gateway to the greatest and most untamed wildness on this blue planet; the vast furnace of the Sahara desert.
From here it’s ten hours drive south, across High Atlas at 12,000ft then across the stony Hamada desert to finally arrive at the place of the great crescentic barchan dunes.
And from there, deep into the desert itself.
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