PhotoPOSTcard: Hospitality in the Sahara Desert

Experiencing Berber Hospitality

Adorable four year old Hisna and her grandfather Mbarek treated us to hot Moroccan tea under their low slung tent as we toured the Moroccan Sahara desert. The tent was basically a large cloth supported by posts under which the family had placed many cushions and a few round tray tables. Hisna’s family are Berber nomads who live the six colder months in the desert and then move with all their belongings to the mountains for the six warmer months. Like most little children, Hisna was initially shy in our presence, but then quickly warmed up to us, eventually going round and giving everyone kisses. Meeting this family and sharing their hospitality was a truly unique and humbling experience.

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