Fes el Bali, Morocco – Is it Worth the Hassle?

This is a very good question, and quite subjective depending upon your tolerance for hassle. Fes is probably the most aggravating city in the whole of Morocco. It seems that some of its residents are hell bent on driving everyone insane with their non-stop entreaties to buy something or be...

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Easy Essaouira

When the Moroccan heat is almost too much to bear and the hassle of the souks becomes a short fuse to homicide it is time to take a break, a pause from the guide book driven madness and cocoon oneself in the familiar.

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Mayhem in Marrakech

Once again I have found myself a prisoner of the Djemma El Fna, a willing participant in the madness of a city at a crossroads of cultures. For those of you who have not yet managed to get to Morocco it is possible, even probable, that the images conjured up...

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Iconic Hippie Hangouts Then and Now

The sixties and seventies were arguably the golden age of travel for backpacking vagabonds, hippies and soul searchers. I can remember stories about the overland trail to Kathmandu that fascinated me with their richness and mystery.

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Camel-packing on the Sahara Desert, Morocco

Now let’s get this straight a camel is just that, a camel. There are many types and the ones more often found in Morocco are Dromedaries; that is to say they have one hump. There are others like the two humped Bactrian camel often found in Asia, but a cam

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Journey Across the Atlas Mountains

Easter in Morocco is a very French affair; it does seem that half the population of France make their way south to the deserts, cities and mountains during this period. Marrakech was becoming overcrowded and an unusually hot spell was making it all a bit

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