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Jericho Rosales Turned 40 Years Old. He Spent It Riding Bikes in the Sahara Desert

Riding in the iconic fire-orange dunes of Morocco's Erg Chebbi in the Sahara
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Jericho Rosales just turned 40 and lived every boy's dream: to ride bikes and speed across the dunes of an alien planet like in Star Wars. Well, it's not exactly a Tatooine speeder, but a dirt bike in the Erg Chebbi, the Sahara's most iconic dunes, famous for its fire-orange glow. 

In a series of Instagram posts, Rosales expressed his his happpiness and gratitude. 

Earlier, Rosales posted a photo of himself in Marrakech while sitting on top of a luggage. "Biyahe muna tayo," Jericho said in his  Instagram post. "The other bag is empty for great memories ahead."

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Byahe muna tayo. The other bag is empty for great memories ahead.

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A known motorbike enthusiast, Jericho just had to hit the dunes. Below is a photo taken at the Desierto Merzouga.

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Irreplaceable #merzougadesert

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He also had a chance to reflect on life while admiring the expanse of the Sahara. "To sit on top of frozen orange-colored waves is to think about how you’re riding your life," said Rosales. 

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To sit on top of frozen orange-colored waves is to think about how you’re riding your life.

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The bike enthusiast also found time to mingle with the locals and even don their local attires. 

He shared also some travel tips. "Bring youg biggest smile. Make friends. Be friendly. Act like a local. Share your culture. Share your language. Learn a few words. Be respectful," and most important of all, "rent a motorcycle if you can."

This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors

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