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Wish You Were Here: Atop camels in the Sahara Desert

Wish You Were Here: Atop camels in the Sahara Desert

Over the last year, Bay Area News Group readers have circled the world, sharing their adventures as they explored the temples of Thailand, hiked in Kauai and road-tripped through Tuscany.

Now a Mill Valley couple is sharing tales from their time in Morocco. Read on for details, then find more travel inspiration at www.mercurynews.com/tag/wish-you-were-here/.

Wish You Were Here

MOROCCO: Mill Valley travelers Hugh Vincent and Joan Watson’s adventures in Morocco earlier this year included “riding camels in the Sahara Desert to get to our camp, with a stop to watch the sunset along the way, and then the next morning, the sunrise,” Joan says, describing “just one of the many indescribable experiences we had in Morocco.

“We visited many colorful cities on our clockwise journey of 16 days around the interior of the country and would have stayed longer if given the chance. We learned the history, shopped the markets, stayed in riads — palaces turned into hotels inside the walled cities — visited a leather tanning factory and fed monkeys in the wild.”

TRAVEL TIPS: “We had a private driver, which allowed us more leeway on a daily basis. Go explore hidden alleyways, Joan says. “When we got lost, locals would walk us to wherever it was we wanted to go. Morocco is a very safe and friendly country.”

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