A noticeable aspect of the Sahara is its sand.
This sand is not any ordinary sand found on the beach or in a sand box. It has a deep orange-yellow color, indescribable but wonderful. It would be inappropriate to call this color amber, crimson, or ocher. It is almost as if the sand has been carefully toasted to produce downy sheets of picture-perfect arid land. A potent, intoxicating effect is created by this enormous stretch of land full of inexplicably colored sand. The Sahara is renowned for its sand, but its vegetation is also noteworthy.The variety of vegetation is amazing; it is a wonder how such an arid land can be home to such a wide variety of plants. The desert flora ranges from small bushes, grassy shrubs all the way to mammoth trees.
The Sahara often reminds me of a chocolate-chip cookie. The chocolate chips are like the scattered vegetation, while the cookie’s flour is the sand. The heat can often be intolerable, but the occasional zephyr can really reduce the impact of the heat.
The cloudless, ostentatious sky with its azure color at noon slowly darkens into the night.When the sun is gobbled up by the Saharan sand one thing always prevails: the stoic, unruffled silence. It is not as though the Sahara has been hushed; it seems as though it is a self-imposed silence to allow wanderers to submerge themselves in nature. The Sahara at night is just as striking as the Sahara during the day. A glimpse at the sky will leave you staring for a very long time. The countless stars leave you bemused and overwhelmed.
It left me wondering whether I see more of the stars or more of the sky. The night can get very nippy; there is a sudden drop in the temperature which definitely calls for a bonfire.The Sahara is incomplete without its ships: the camels. Camels provide invaluable service to travelers forging their way into The Sahara. They can last months without water, and eat any foliage available. In return they provide effective means of transport, protein enriched milk and meat! They are definitely the most economical animals alive and are rightly called the ships of the desert.
The desert has one more aspect which needs explanation: the people known as Berbers. Berbers are the aboriginal nomads of the desert who have been living there for thousands of years.The Berber people of Sahara are very hospitable indeed. Our journey to the Sahara will be unforgettable. The clichi?? that it was a great experience certainly applies to this trip.
I have come to realize that the Sahara desert is more than a tourist attraction; it’s a way of living. The Sahara is renowned for its sand, but its vegetation is also noteworthy. The variety of vegetation is amazing; it is a wonder how such an arid land can be home to such a wide variety of plants. The desert flora ranges from small bushes, grassy shrubs all the way to mammoth trees.