Monthly Archives: December 2010

Christmas and Boxing day

You couldn’t make it up…… Christmas in Tangier. Characters out of a novel,conversations in French, Arabic, and English. A group of wonderfully eccentric English gentlemen, a gorgeous gay American (think Village People), beautiful women, a Moroccan film star (Bourne Identity, … Continue reading

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All in Tangier!

Despite snow and Heathrow chaos all the family now gathered at a gorgeous villa in Tangier, La Malletiere ….Touch and go with an estimated 75% of flights cancelled. George, Fergus and Pippa arrived at about 2am but their luggage went … Continue reading

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Back to the coast and North from Tan Tan to Sidi Ifini

Our trip to Tan Tan was shorter than we expected….huge security because of a Unesco bash and lots of VIP’s so the blue van was a bit of a nuisance…Sand storm was brewing so we just moved on. Their loss. … Continue reading

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K’nob, Zagora and the Bolton Berber

Spent a wonderful day in K’nob and made friends with a lovely young girl who invited us into her family home above the Palm Grove to see the “view panoramic”. From there on to Ouarzazate past all the film sets. … Continue reading

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Beware of roads in Africa that have tiny dots along the map markings

Good lesson in map reading we were following a Red National route in Southern Morocco. Good Dirt road and then it stopped…quite literally …apparently the very small black dots on the red line on the map mean its not yet … Continue reading

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On the Dunes

Managed to get the van off road and into some serious sand, a camped outside Merzouga on the edge of Hassi Labied. Great fun but Lucy was horrified at the environmental damage made by 4×4′s on the dunes. I feel … Continue reading

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On south to the Desert

We left Fez in filthy weather but the van was intact! Our route south was blocked because of flooding so we took the scenic route! Arrived in Merzouga in blazing sunshine and arranged a three day camel trek we saw … Continue reading

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Olives and South towards the Valley of a Thousand Kasbahs

The valleys around around Fez produce millions of olives…in Roman times there were 26 Mills in the town of Volubilis alone! The area is full of mud brick palaces and forts and the Dades Valley and the Gorges spectacular

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