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Category Archive: Africa

Feb 13 2013

Romantic Destinations

As it’s the month of ‘L 😉 VE‘, there are lots of lists of romantic destinations circulating at the moment.  Being a bit of a dreamer and a romantic at heart, I thought I would add my two pennies worth.  I have been very fortunate over the last few years to visit many countries, towns and villages. …

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Apr 15 2012

Essaouira is More Than Just a Beach

Having experienced the magic of Marrakech, the riveting road trip, and the delights of the desert, what else could there be to see?  Well, I really wanted to visit a seaside town before leaving Morocco so we paid our 70DH each and boarded another Supratours bus, this time to Essaouira.  It was a very comfortable …

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Apr 04 2012

Road Trip – Day 3 (Merzouga to Quarzazate)

Was I borne to camp in the desert?  Well, I did wonder because I had the best night’s sleep since arriving in Morocco.  I was really pleased to have slept so well.  That was until I realised it was light and we should have been at least halfway up a massive dune at that point …

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Apr 02 2012

Road Trip – Day 2 (Gorges du Dades to Merzouga)

Why don’t I stick to promises I make to myself?   It was still dark when I woke up in anticipation of the day ahead.  Day 1 of the road trip was really memorable for me: the landscape and the people we met.  Spending time with the nomadic family was the highlight for me.  It …

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Mar 27 2012

Road Trip – Day 1 (Quarzazate to Gorges du Dades)

It’s amazing how, as a result of a coincidence, things just seem to happen when you travel.  That’s what I love about going with the flow and not arranging every part of the trip, if anything at all (the latter being my preference).  We ended up on a 3-day road trip as a result of …

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Mar 14 2012

The Magic of Marrakech

I have always had this notion that Marrakech is a magical place.  So, having visited it, do I still think that? As soon as we got through customs we queued up at the Bureau de Change in the airport since it is not possible to buy Dirhams outside Morocco. Oh, did I feel rich with …

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