We’re still walking south through Algeria, and are approaching Mali. We’re currently walking through the Sahara Desert, and walked 686.50 km together today! The Sahara Desert is the largest hot desert in the world (and 3rd largest desert only behind Antarctica and the Arctic) – did you know that because of how the Earth is tilted on its axis and very gradually shifts over time, the location of the North African Monsoon changes over many thousands of years? Because of this, the Sahara Desert has not always been a desert, and will shift to a green savanna grassland in about 15,000 years!
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