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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.

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The Saharan Splendor 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. ...read more.

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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. ...read more.

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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 clich´┐Ż 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. ...read more.

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