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"Rissani and the edge of Sahara" Catmoj's photos around Rissani and Erfoud, Morocco [01:52]
A TripAdvisor™ TripWow slideshow of a travel blog to Rissani and Erfoud, Morocco by TravelPod blogger Catmoj titled "Rissani and the edge of Sahara" Catmoj's travel blog entry: "And at last to the edge of the Sahara. It's not quite the rolling dunes of Merzouga just yet, but sand has encroached on the road in some stretches, palm trees and small wooden fences of palm leaves hold the sand back. The Sahara is growing each year, spreading outwards and threatening to engulf small communities on its perimeter. The water table in southern Morocco has dropped because of a dam that was built. The positives of technology for the urban masses have negatively impacted the livelihoods of the rural poor. Wells have dried up as the underwater springs no longer flow. With little water life becomes harder and the landscape desertifies. It's hard to envision in the place of minimal water, but millions of years ago the Sahara was a seabed. There are now a plethora of fossil sellers who await our custome here, both real and fake. It seems everyone has a fossil or ten to sell. There were huge gasps when we arrived at our hotel, kasbah style with a swimming pool (trying not to think about the environmental implcations there!) Then Ali, Berber guide dressed in blue was met an even bigger, collective gasp and a distinctly New York-accented, "Oh my, but isn't he just gorgeous! Ali wears the Blue Man costume. The Blue Men came from the south of the sahara into Morocco, so called for the indigo ...
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