Morocco


By Jen Essaouira is a town on the Atlantic Coast of Morocco, below Casablanca and above Agadir. It’s a popular, attractive place to visit because of the fortifications around the old medina. The medina itself is a warren of stone alleyways, full of textiles, pottery, carpets and tourist nick nacs. […]

Morocco: Essaouira, some pictures and where to stop in a ...



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A journalist from the Sunday Post newspaper in Scotland contacted us recently after reading our blog. Could he ask a few questions, it was a great human interest story? Sure. OK. Our blog started out as a diary and an update for family and friends that we were safe, well, […]

Taking the kids out of school – did the papers ...







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By Jen We made the decision to set off on a year’s travels without really knowing where we were going and how much it would cost. As it turns out, it was much easier to sort the when and why first. The how and where happened little by little afterwards […]

How Dumb is a Travel Budget of 10 € a ...







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By Jen Khamlia is a tiny village in the south east of Morocco, not far from Algeria, and on the edge of the Sahara. It’s known for its Gnaoua musicians and the beautiful Erg Chebbi sand dunes not far away. Gnaoua is a traditional spiritual music originating in sub-Saharan Africa. […]

Morocco: Khamlia Primary School







By Jen The thing that stands out most about our journey from Agadir, on the Atlantic Coast, to Merzouga, not far from the Algerian border, is how strikingly varied the scenery is and how often it changes. The brilliant red Mountains of the Anti Atlas range change to pale yellow, […]

Morocco: the Journey West to East















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By Jen aussi en français I loved Morocco the minute I arrived at Marrakech airport. The rest of the family had taken a week to drive slowly down from the port at Tangier Med, via Casablanca, and were getting used to the change in culture. It’s quite a change to […]

Morocco: Marrakech and Tagazoute, our first week