Today I share with you something I’ve been wanting to share for quite some time. Last month in Morocco, I really wanted to see the desert and sleep under a blanket of stars. However, camel riding is the common way to get into the desert. But for those who know me, it’s my ultimate goal to always be an ethical traveller, especially because I am deeply passionate about animal rights. It's a fact that working animals are often mistreated, and I have no interest in contributing to a such a system. Also, the thought of contributing to animal abuse was making me feel sick to death and I did not want to find myself in a situation where I would be feeling guilty and uncomfortable. I was terribly uncomfortable with the idea of riding a camel unless I was completely sure that the camels on the tour were being well treated and that their basic needs were being taken care of… So that being sad, I was happy to learn that owners are educated through the activities of #SPANA to look after their camels. (SPANA is a remarkable charity formed by a couple of English women visiting Morocco). The camel I rode – his name was Ketal – was a gorgeous creature and I am #sograteful I had the chance of knowing such a gentle animal... (more on the blog soon).