Just a quick video update from Fez, Morocco, where we just returned from 5 days in the desert, and endured a 24 hour bus ride to get here. We only have a few days left in Morocco, and we’re both quite drained from the constant travel in our attempt to get a feel for this place in a scant three weeks.
The video was recorded at the top of the highest dune at Erg Chigaga, a sprawling area of sand that sits on the northern Sahara less than 40 km from the Morocco/Algeria border. We trekked 4 days on foot to get there, over 60 km of brutal desert. This morning I finished typing up my notes from out there (somewhere, ha ha), and will be publishing those along with some photographs from the trip as part of a series of posts I’m calling Sahara Diaries. It’s something a little different from what we usually do around here. It’s a bit more personal and a bit more magazine-y. I hope you enjoy it.
We made this video in Zagora, the night we got out of the desert in order to tease our blog readers with the upcoming content and to let everyone know we were safe and sound. But after trying in three Internet cafes to get it online, we realized we had to wait for the faster connection speeds of a big city like Fez. So, here it is, a little late, but still worth a watch. Laura has some posts on Morocco in the works, and my series will start to be published in serial form over the next week or so. Check back soon!
I love the fact that you know putain! 🙂 I feel I’ve contributed something to the world and your trip. Hahaha! Anyways, the video is great and so is the rest of the blog! I’m just catching up now on your trip! Be safe and keeping have an amazing time!
I’m glad you think of me when you swear and I wholeheartedly approve (just hope you don’t get any reason to use it on the locals). It’s nice to see you guys talk to the camera a bit. ‘Cept maybe it makes us miss you more.
Lookin’ great in those head-wraps. Watch for sand in the gear! Miss you guys.
Hi you two
What a lovely video, you both look good and sound like you are enjoying the nomads life. Wish I could be as adventurous. The desert pics were fabulous. Glad Kel passed on my concerns and am very happy you are still playing safe.
Love you two dearly so take care of each other and enjoy every minute of your trip.
Chris Beauchamp Reply:
May 20th, 2010 at 11:44 am
Love you too Mom!
I loved the video you guys!! What an experience! I am sooo envious! Hey mom is concerned that with your limited access to the internet you may be unaware of the political unrest that is exploding. She wants me to pass on that apparantly the Canadian consulate is discouraging entry into Thailand at the present time. Let us know what the thoughts are at this point. I wish you good luck finding that massage you were hoping for after your many dusty days. Love ya… xoxoxoxo Kelli
Chris Beauchamp Reply:
May 20th, 2010 at 10:53 am
Yeah, we’re aware. We’ll see how things are when we get closer (we’re still several months away) and evaluate then. Obviously we’re not interested in stepping into the middle of a coup or other civil unrest, so maybe let Mom know we’ll be sure to keep playing safe.
Miss you guys. Give my love to the kids.