La Grande Dune

The Dune Sea

By Pamela Green and Gus Lopez
Photography by Pamela Green and Gus Lopez

West of the oasis town of Nefta, on the road to Algeria, follow the sign north to Cafe des Dunes, and ride a camel out to The Dune Sea.

There is a strong urge to wave your arm and shout, "A transport! I'm saved!" when you visit La Grande Dune.

"He tricked me into going this way, but he'll do no better!"

This is the location where, as all Star Wars fans remember, C3PO shuffled past a Krayt dragon skeleton, lost on Tatooine.

This is probably the way most folks who've never been to Africa picture the Sahara: miles and miles of desert sands, leading off into the horizon. Or at least that's the way it appears, from a certain point of view.

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