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Tangier- It’s Not Just Classy, It’s A Little Bit Fancy

Tangier- It’s Not Just Classy, It’s A Little Bit Fancy

From the waterfront in the city of Tangier you can see Gibraltar; this is where the Mediterranean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean. In the early 20’s Tangier became a destination for many European and American diplomats, spies and writers. Having a reputation as a safe house for international spying activities; Tangier acquired a reputation as a spying and smuggling centre. This is probably…
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Lose Yourself In Fez, Morocco.

Lose Yourself In Fez, Morocco.

When you first drive into Fez, Morocco, it feels more like Malibu than an ancient city! Driving in through the palm tree lined streets of Fez Ville – Nouvelle meaning ‘New Town’, large opulent Art Deco style homes stand side by side. Head towards the centre of town, manicured lawns bordered with more strategically placed palm trees cut a path…
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Road Trip! The Atlas Mountains Marrakech to Fez

Road Trip! The Atlas Mountains Marrakech to Fez

Sometimes when you don’t have a plan, you come up with shall we say; not the best of plans but still manage to pull it off! The plan- Drive from Marrakech to Fez, the long way round!   Head south-east first to the desert, then north to Fez taking in the best of Morocco along the way- all in 3…
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Camping in The Sahara Desert

Camping in The Sahara Desert

 This is where Peter O’ Toole famously became Lawrence of Arabia. The Sahara is also where we made idiots of ourselves on Camels! On that point; there is a common misconception that when you embark on a trip into the Sahara, your mode of transport will be camel. We are reminded as we approach Merzouga there are, in fact no…
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Meet Marrakech

Meet Marrakech

Places People. PLACES!   This is what you expect to hear any moment when you enter Jemaa El-Fna. The central square in the old city of Marrakech. You feel like you are on a movie set that on the cue from the director is about to spring to life. This place is quintessentially what you would expect from an Arabian Nights…
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On The Train (Again). Casablanca to Marrakech

On The Train (Again). Casablanca to Marrakech

Our resident train dude (Mark) has taken the reigns again and is coordinating the train from Casablanca to Marrakech. He thinks that I am having a laugh at his expense when I accuse him (accurately) of being a train spotter but quite frankly I am glad that he has this (not so secret) “Interest”. I mean really, call me boring…
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Here’s Looking At You Casablanca

Here’s Looking At You Casablanca

 First things first – This city looks nothing like it did in the film. (except apparently, for the replica of Ricks Bar, conveniently owned by an American ex-pat, Hmmm) None the less here’s looking at you Casablanca because this is a fantastic city with an abundance of character which is so much more than just a transit hub. Casablanca feels like…
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