Travel Blogs from Morocco

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Land of the Berbers, Casablanca, Morocco travel blog

Land of the Berbers

A travel blog entry by kimandmartin

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... sky, a centrally heated floor. It is definitely one of the most beautiful religious buildings I have ever seen. Throughout Morocco, I will be struggling with a French keyboard. The letters "a", "q", "z", "w" and "m" are in different positions than ...

Morocco Norte, Chefchaouen, Morocco travel blog

Morocco Norte

A travel blog entry by dinojay2

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... we didn't recognize it immediately, in hindsight it was clearly a watershed moment in the transition from Southern Morocco and its predominantly Berber culture, to Northern Morocco and its predominantly leering at your wallet culture. Leering through a ...

Surf Camp Confidential, Taghazout, Morocco travel blog

Surf Camp Confidential

A travel blog entry by dinojay2

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... with the modern wonders of VISA and Mastercard). The ATM thing being the most surprising, since in most other places in Morocco ATMs are as ubiquitous as supremely average chicken skewers or taxi drivers with toques and moustaches. The fact that they ...

Morocco 2.0, Marrakech, Morocco travel blog

Morocco 2.0

A travel blog entry by dinojay2

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The City Our long awaited return to Morocco finally arrived last weekend when we took a roundabout set of dirt cheap flights from Madeira to Lisbon, Lisbon to Madrid, then Madrid to Marrakesh. Marrakesh is home to a famous medina full of mad souqs and ...

Dramatic Cliffs, Todra Gorge, Morocco travel blog

Dramatic Cliffs

A travel blog entry by kimandmartin

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... the Prophet Mohammed; there's a king's palace in virtually every city in the country. There is also an elected government. Morocco faces massive challenges: 20% unemployment, an illiteracy rate of 60% (as a result many signs are pictograms), mass exodus ...

Deserts and Kasbahs, Ait Benhaddou, Morocco travel blog

Deserts and Kasbahs

A travel blog entry by kimandmartin

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... we stopped at Amridil a 17th century kasbah which can be seen on the Moroccan 50 dirham note. The landscape in Morocco is certainly variable. There's the green agricultural land of Fez (including many cacti and succulents), the sand of the desert, ...

The Real Morocco, Marrakech, Morocco travel blog

The Real Morocco

A travel blog entry by kimandmartin

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... would demonstrate, with this hands where Quebec was relative to British Columbia, then compare it to saying that Egypt and Morocco (probably the same distance apart) were the same thing. It left them completely dumbfounded. Somehow we didn't spend ...

Finally a bit of chaos again..., Marrakech, Morocco travel blog

Finally a bit of chaos again...

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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Ah, it feels good! Finally a bit of chaos again. Johana and I found return flights from Madrid to Casablanca for about 58 Euros per head with EasyJet. And with only a three hours train ride inland to Marrakech from Casablanca, we both looked forward to ...

http://ADwarfIn..., Marrakech, Morocco travel blog

http://ADwarfIn...

A travel blog entry by marktjhung

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... the night of 22 June 2006 in Stuttgart. My biggest regret about Marrakech is my inability to spend longer here. My itinerary in Morocco has turned into a whirlwind tour, running around every 2 to 3 days in search of a new medina to get lost in. It ...

The Tour Begins, Fez, Morocco travel blog

The Tour Begins

A travel blog entry by kimandmartin

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... ", his personal army consisting of 150,000 descendents of black slaves who maintained control over the unruly tribes and made Morocco virtually impenetrable. Moulay Ismail ruled with unabashed cruelty - legend has it that he killed over 30,000 people ...

The Lovely Janet Guide to Mirleft, Mirleft, Morocco travel blog

The Lovely Janet Guide to Mirleft

A travel blog entry by dinojay2

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... 180 degrees and aim for the opposite end to the one you are currently occupying. Lying on the Beach in Very Little Clothing Morocco is a Muslim country sooo that's not really on around here. Fishermen on the Cliffs The very portrait of serenity as they ...

Would you like some couscous with that couscous?, Marrakech, Morocco travel blog

Would you like some couscous with that couscous?

A travel blog entry by travellingtans

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... I am at work. But there is also another reason. I like to go somewhere with as few preconceptions as possible. Unfortunately for Morocco, I went there expecting one thing and getting something very different. When we landed in Morocco, I was expecting a ...

Fes (the city...not the hat), Fes, Morocco travel blog

Fes (the city...not the hat)

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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... ride, but we learned a very important lesson in that short amount of time; never buy second-class train tickets in Morocco! Unlike first-class tickets that have reserved seats, they sell an unlimited number of second-class tickets for any given train. ...

Welcome to Morocco!, Fes, Morocco travel blog

Welcome to Morocco!

A travel blog entry by philthy

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... never planned to head to Africa but looking at our options of where to go from Spain, and also our dwindling bank accounts, Morocco seemed like an ideal choice. The guidebook we had made getting into the country by the most traveled route, Algecieras to ...

Peaceful Paradise, Essaoiura, Morocco travel blog

Peaceful Paradise

A travel blog entry by kimandmartin

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... window (as it also was in Marrakech and Casablanca), so it's pretty hard to miss the call at 5:30 am! The call to prayer in Morocco is not nearly as easy on the ears as in the Middle East. In Syria, Jordan and Turkey it was generally a very melodic song ...

Beach chill out...Moroccan Style, Essaouira, Morocco travel blog

Beach chill out...Moroccan Style

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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... and then catching a train to go to Casablanca so we can fly to Tunis the next day. Look out for our closing comments on Morocco as well as a travelogue from our two-day visit to Tunisia to be posted in about four or five days. She Said: It feels ...

Roman ruins...in Morocco, Meknes, Morocco travel blog

Roman ruins...in Morocco

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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... all, there were probably less than 30 people at the entire expansive site. I love visiting places like this! So far, Morocco has been far more hassle-free than I originally expected. I had anticipated something closer to my prior experience in Egypt; ...

Moving through Morocco, Marrakesh, Morocco travel blog

Moving through Morocco

A travel blog entry by sarah

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... , which are really old and historically important, and which I dutifully read about in our Lonely Planet guidebook "History of Morocco" and, like most informative historical tracts that I have read in my life, promptly forgot. You aren't really interested ...

To Tangier, formerly known as City of Pedophilia, Tangier, Morocco travel blog

To Tangier, formerly known as City of Pedophilia

A travel blog entry by sarah

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... and relaxed, with a small, centrally-located and picturesque casbah, which we, of course, rocked. Our last stop before leaving Morocco was a night in Tangier, a city known for many years as a kind of "anything goes" naughtiness. It boasted a huge ...

how not to see Marrakech, Casablanca, Morocco travel blog

how not to see Marrakech

A travel blog entry by aussiepanda

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... balsam.  Then I see another of our group get quite rude with the man making the coffee.  She must have forgotten she's in Morocco because she's expecting white coffee in a big cup.  Just wanted to go over and give her a slap.  She has ...

Wake up in Europe, to sleep in Africa., Meknes, Morocco travel blog

Wake up in Europe, to sleep in Africa.

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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... to be quite interesting. I'm sure you'll hear a few comical remarks in her observations! Today we jumped full-on into Morocco. Walked into the medina (old city) and promptly got lost in the labyrinthine alleys. Found our way out thanks to a few local ...

In the Dextrous Hands of a Gentle Primate, Ouarzazate, Morocco travel blog

In the Dextrous Hands of a Gentle Primate

A travel blog entry by dinojay2

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After Skoura we made our way up the road to the Dades Gorge, one of the three most important gorges in my mind, along with the nearby Todra Gorge, which we had visited back in 2004, and the immortal Gorge "The Animal" Steele. We sat jammed into a large ...

Shish?  Shish?, Chefchaouen, Morocco travel blog

Shish? Shish?

A travel blog entry by marktjhung

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... madman, much to our amusement. In short, I have arranged for commercial export of the finest Korean chairs (being a carpenter) to Morocco; been lectured by a customs official about Islam; had an old dude tell us all about hawks; convinced a dude wearing ...

Full Circle, Casablanca, Morocco travel blog

Full Circle

A travel blog entry by kimandmartin

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... Jane. Their flights did not depart Casablanca for a couple of days, so they decided to spend the remainder of their time in Morocco there, rather than in Casablanca where there's less to do - and the shopping isn't as good! Perhaps we will meet again ...

Casablanca and Closing Comments on Morocco, Casablanca, Morocco travel blog

Casablanca and Closing Comments on Morocco

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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... bit "Morocco-ed Out" and looking forward to moving on in our journey. Our closing comments, observations, and a few questions. Morocco is very easy to travel in logistics-wise. Busses and trains (in 1st class) are very comfortable and efficient. ...

Accident in Morocco, Er Rachidia, Morocco travel blog

Accident in Morocco

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... still head. We had been driving through the town of Er-Rachidia, just east of the High Atlas Mountains in central Morocco, returning from the Sahara Desert, when split second timing changed everything. The manlay very stillin the middle of ...

'Konichiwa' from Morocco!, Casablanca, Morocco travel blog

'Konichiwa' from Morocco!

A travel blog entry by edamame

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... settled for some Toronto smog)! - Donkeys a.k.a. the Moroccan taxi: the donkey is the hardest working animal in Morocco...overworked and underappreciated (we've seen many donkeys getting slapped around)!!! From the medieval city of Fes, we ...

The Road to Merzouga, Merzouga, Morocco travel blog

The Road to Merzouga

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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From the town of Tetouan just south of Ceuta, we caught a local bus for Fez, a mostly picturesque 5- hour ride. We were the only non-Moroccans throughout the whole trip. The imperial city of Fez (two others are Marrakech and Meknes). The Fez medina, ...

Sun, Sand and the Desert, Marrakesh, Morocco travel blog

Sun, Sand and the Desert

A travel blog entry by susan_g

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Three hectic days in the Sahara were the impetus to a very lazy day in Marrakesh today, enjoying some ice cream, wandering the streets, taking photos and a bit of inane chatter. My very brief contact with the Sahara has been one of which to remember ...

Great name..., Fez, Morocco travel blog

Great name...

A travel blog entry by marktjhung

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Someone was taking the piss. Back in medieval times. The planners of Fez I mean. I can imagine them sitting around one evening over a mint tea and a spicy Moroccan tagine discussing how to make Fez the most completely impossible city to navigate. It ...

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