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Apr 04 2012

Road Trip – Day 3 (Merzouga to Quarzazate)

Morocco, Sahara, Desert

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)

Independent Travel Help

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)

Morocco, Gorges du Dades, mountain

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

Independent Travel Help

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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Mar 07 2012

A Moroccan Adventure

A bustling city, mountains, gorges, desert and a beach… all in 10 days!  

Mar 03 2012

Useful Travel Items

A recent trip to Morocco got me thinking about what I consider to be useful travel items I wouldn’t want to be without.  This is not an exhaustive list but includes some items that rarely get a mention. 1.  Sleeping Bag Liner You can crawl inside it during long bus and train journeys to keep …

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