- Farewell to Morocco
As the sun sets on the Hassan II mosque on Casablanca’s waterfront we say farewell to Morocco – a country, like so many that we visit, which is being dragged into the present but in so many ways Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Nov 19, 2013
- At The End of the Road to MoroccoWe were disappointed when the 4x4 SUV we rented to drive through the Moroccan deserts and mountains turned out to be little more than a scratched-up diesel cargo van with windows, but after 3,000 kilometres of driving on donkey tracks Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Nov 17, 2013
- Coffee is a good thing
Saturday 2nd November 13 (day 63)
Breakfast today was a yoghurt from the shop opposite the hotel and a coffee in the sun at a cafe on the square. Now I know I'm back in Morocco - Posted by Cindy Bruin in 2015 tour de spoke n stroke | Nov 16, 2013
- Across to Africa we go!
Thursday 31st October 13 (day 61)
After a quick breakfast in our room, we walked down to the end of the Main Street to catch the bus to the train station. We were running early so Posted by Cindy Bruin in 2015 tour de spoke n stroke | Nov 16, 2013
- Marrakech - Morocco’s Tourist MeccaDiscount airlines fly thousands of winter weary Europeans into Marrakech every day and there is a battalion of guides, touts and salespeople waiting to pounce. The numerous caleche drivers outside La Koutoubia mosque can spot a tourist at 500 paces… Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Nov 16, 2013
- The Winding Road to MarrakechDriving through the Middle Atlas Mountains is like riding a roller coaster through space and time and we found ourselves in such surreal surroundings that it seemed appropriate to eulogize our experience poetically.
Up and away we gallop over the Atl Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Nov 13, 2013
- Frenetic, Fascinating FezWhen it comes to Morocco there is always a risk of over-romanticizing. It is certainly beautiful, in places, and it is definitely exotic to western eyes, but it would be disingenuous of us not to paint a true picture of Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Nov 12, 2013
- Moroccan Outliers
Volubilis near Meknes is listed as a World Heritage Site for being an exceptionally well preserved Roman city, but it looked to us as though the place has been left to rack and ruin. It is Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Nov 10, 2013
- Meknes – Fit for a King“The King is coming…. The King is coming…” You can almost hear the chants ring out in Meknes today as the Royal Palace is spruced up. There are guardsmen on every corner, the flags fly and mature palm trees have Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Nov 9, 2013
- Riad Lahboul - Fit for a SultanWe visit wonderful and interesting places throughout the world and spend our days marvelling at magnificent buildings and artefacts while imbibing the ambience of exotic civilisations. But, by necessity, half of our time is spent in hotels and restaurants Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Nov 8, 2013
- Chefchaouen’s Got The BluesChefchaouen’s Got The Blues
Try these words to the tune of that well known Arabian number, “Moroccan baby blues.”
When your neighbour shades his doorway blue…
And the steps to the mosqu Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Nov 6, 2013
- Tangier – The Doorway to AfricaThe days are racing away as we begin our Moroccan odyssey. We have already visited Tangier, Chefchaouen and Tetouan and have yet to relate tales of our last few days in Spain where we explored the ancient sherry cities Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Nov 5, 2013
- How to Use a Squatty-Potty
Most Westerners have never experienced anything other than a sit down toilet with a seat (thus this warning sign posted at the airport in Singapore) Even the modern port-a-potty (sometimes call Posted by jaytravels in The Foreigner | Oct 1, 2013
- I Lose my Tan and my Modesty in a HammamAs a cubicle slave in Seattle, I hadn't had a tan in years. Add in my age, my anti-bikini body, the family history of skin cancer, and my pale Irish skin—well, it just wasn't something that happened. Sunbathing ended sometime Posted by jaytravels in The Foreigner | Sep 16, 2013
- Selling OJ on the Djemaa el-FnaI am staying in a small hotel just off the famous Djemaa el-Fna square in the old medina of Marrakech; the site of tooth pullers, snake charmers, henna artists, Gnawa musicians, water salesmen, cross-dressing belly dancers, and a great number Posted by jaytravels in The Foreigner | Sep 21, 2013
- Bathing Beauties in Essaouira
Here’s a picture of the medina (old walled city) of Essaouira on the Atlantic Coast of Morocco. I am staying just one street away from the outer rampart you see on the left. Posted by jaytravels in The Foreigner | Sep 5, 2013
- Imlil and the Atlas Mountains Imlil turned out to be a little oasis. It was perfection! Imlil is a tiny town in the Atlas mountains where there are more mules than cars, and everyone is extremely friendly! Our hostel (where we were staying for two Posted by zoefreedman in Escape from reality... | Sep 19, 2013
- Morocco Day(s) 2-4We booked the Sahara desert trip in advance. While doing research about Morocco I learned that it is common to take excursions to the Sahara desert from Marrakech! I thought it sounded amazing and Paul agreed so we booked the Posted by zoefreedman in Escape from reality... | Sep 19, 2013
- Morocco Day 1 Paul and I began our journey in Jerez de la Frontera Spain, we were headed to Marrakech! In order to get there from Spain we had to take a bus from Jerez to Tarifa (about 2 1/2 hrs) then we Posted by zoefreedman in Escape from reality... | Sep 19, 2013
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- A Farrow in FesThe piggies went on a little weekend retreat to Fes.
They had a day free because of "Ayd" (the end of Ramadan) so they left Friday morning via a private bus and arrived 5 Posted by gabell in ThreeLittlePiggies | Aug 24, 2013
- Marrakesh, Tangiers, Rabat, High Atlas Mountains, MoroccoOn Dec 6, 2012 at 10 am we crossed into Africa.
The fast ferry from Tarifa Spain left at 9 am. We docked in Tangiers, Morocco.
We are met by our guide, who else, Mohamed. He is wearing a jalaba, Posted by CherylGypsyRose in Backpacking Europe on fifty dollars/day | Aug 22, 2013
- Chefchouen: Blue, blue piggies
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- الخنازير الثلاثة13.5 months abroad. The piggies traveled a lot last summer. They were looking forward to traveling again but thought it might be good to do some learning/preparation for their Master's degree too. So, after a few weeks of traveling they Posted by gabell in ThreeLittlePiggies | Aug 16, 2013
- Fez, Morocco (21st - 23rd July)Our train arrived in Fez early evening. As the sun was going down and it was only pretty hot, rather than ridiculously hot, we decided to walk to our accommodation. It took us about 40 minutes, which wasn't too bad. Posted by chantalpatton in Travel Patton | Jul 27, 2013