18 Aug 2016

Backpacking in Morocco: Costs, Tips and Places to See

From the orange sands of the Sahara to the blue streets of Chefchaouen, Morocco is a country full of colour, history and style. The two and a half weeks I spent backpacking in Morocco is one of my all time travel highlights. Here’s a quick look at the places Gia and I visited in

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17 May 2016

Walking through the White Medina of Tetouan: Off the Beaten Path in Morocco

Morocco is home to lots of ancient medinas. The winding lanes and historic souks (markets) of these old towns usually attract plenty of tourists, but for some reason Tetouan is rarely visited by foreign tourists. We spent a day walking through the white medina of Tetouan (and some other parts

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Camel riding: The 3 day Sahara Desert tour from Marrakech, Morocco
24 Jul 2015

The 3 Day Sahara Desert Tour from Marrakech: More than Just Sand and Camels!

Bright orange sand dunes contrast with the black shadows of camels and their passengers. This could be any time in history. Those travellers could be merchants traversing the sea of sand we call the Sahara Desert in search of riches, or they could be tourists complaining about the lack of

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Navigating the mazy medina in Fez, Morocco
18 Mar 2015

Navigating the Mazy Medina in Fez, Morocco

After running into some trouble from a taxi driver, we arrived on the outskirts of the medina in Fez, Morocco, armed with all of our bags and our IPhone’s GPS. Our mission: to navigate our way to the other side of the medina to our hotel. It wouldn’t be the

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08 Feb 2015

Erg Chebbi: The Sahara Desert of Your Dreams

The Sahara Desert: You’ve probably seen it in plenty of movies and photos, but is what you’ve seen an accurate depiction of this huge sea of sand? Probably not. I certainly haven’t seen all of it, but most of what I saw is best described as colourless fields of nothing.

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A Game of Thrones day trip to Essaouira, Morocco
28 Jan 2015

A Game of Thrones Day Trip to Essaouira, Morocco

The only people I’ve met recently who have seen Game of Thrones and don’t love it are those who have smugly read the books already, and obviously nothing can ever beat the books! I considered reading them, but my favourite part of the TV show is the fact I have

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The medina of Chefchaouen, a blue town in Morocco
04 Jan 2015

Chefchaouen: That Blue Town in Morocco

Blue is the warmest colour, well according to that recent movie about lesbians anyway, and it definitely rings true in Chefchaouen, or as I had come to know it “That blue town in Morocco”. Chefchaouen sits below the towering peaks of the Rif Mountains – the scenery alone would be enough

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The village of Aït Benhaddou, Morocco
31 Dec 2014

Cinematic Scenes from Aït Benhaddou, Morocco

Hollywood location scouts searching for Middle East/North African desert villages must have the easiest job in the world, as they all seem to choose Aït Benhaddou – and for good reason. It has that exotic mix of mud-brick buildings sitting above an oasis of palm trees that looks so good on

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