La Linea de Concepcion (Spain) & Gibraltar

I can’t quite explain it but it felt almost a relief to be back in Europe. Almost like common sense had resumed and everything was a bit more predictable. For one thing it seemed very novel that drivers stopped for pedestrians at the zebra crossings. I gave th cars a distrusting look for a while,…

Tangier – The Gateway to Africa, Morocco

Tangier has an intriguing history but in more recent times has not been great for tourists. But efforts to clean things up a bit got us interested in spending a day exploring. We were advised to take a shared grand taxi from Asilah and I must admit to being quite excited at the prospect of…

Asilah, Morocco

When you make things up as you go the accommodation can be a little hit and miss. We are far from fussy though. ¬†We have after all slept in a shed, a blood stained concrete cell, battled bed bugs for 6 days straight and slept on a number of South American buses. But for every…

Meknes and Volubilis, Morocco

It is a wonderful feeling to have a blank travel canvas. To just have flights and nothing but flexibility in between brings an extra layer of excitement. As we sat in our riad in Marrakech trying to decide where to go next our only real consideration was that we had a flight home from Gibraltar…

Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech is an absolutely amazing city but it took a while for me to appreciate its charms. After 5 hours I was half tempted to leave and never return in fact. Upon arrival we found a petit taxi to take us to our Riad. It wasn’t possible to drive all the way to the Riad…

Tafraoute to Marrakech, Morocco

Tafraoute was great and we could easily have stayed longer. But the city of Marrakech beckoned. We know many people who have been to Marrakech and their opinions ranged from “Bloody super!” to “Horrible. Don’t go!”. Such divided opinion is exactly the sort of thing that attracts us. We love a bit of adversity, we…

Tafraoute, Morocco

Tafraoute, a town high in the Anti Atlas Mountains, is a bit of a tourist magnet. We decided to go for a look and planned to do some walking and see the local sites. To get there we needed to use another Grand Taxi so we started the morning again at Mirleft chatting to locals….

Mirleft to Legzira Plage and Sidi Ifni, Morocco

We caught a taxi to Agadir bus station but after some awfully confusing French conversation (they speak French in Morocco as well as Arabic and Berber) we discovered the next bus south didn’t leave for 3 hours. So after buying the tickets we jumped back into another taxi and went back into Agadir for some…

Agadir, Morocco

Thirteen months of being stationary feels like an eternity to somebody who has spent over 7 months abroad since December 2010. So when Easyjet released their latest list of bargain flights we very quickly decided to make our first visit to Africa. Morocco to be more exact. The southern city of Agadir is a very…