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May 9, 2017 - The tour starts - around Rabat

Tuesday 9th May 2017, Rabat tour Rabat is limited in its appeal to me. We saw a few sites, but this is the capital and I guess some capitals are built for reasons other than tourists. Our guide said a lot of young people were leaving farms and traveling here producing high unemployment. There did seem to be a certain listlessness about the place though there are a lot of cars. We are the newbees to Gate 1 Travel so everyone else knows what to expect. The guide has told us a lot of information but unlike an audio guide you can't turn him...

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May 8, 2017 - Casablanca to Rabat

Monday 8th May 2017 Casablanca to Rabat. 42nd wedding anniversary Thought I would do the culturally sensitive thing and remove my thongs before going into the breakfast room. Soon after a dog took off with one and entertainment was had by all as I tried to recover it. Lots of work going on here as there is a photo shoot to happen today. Raised voices, tempers frayed..... or so I thought but that is just how they speak normally. Aren,t we all so different. Met on time by our first ever tour and driven to Rabat by afternoon tea time. So many...

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Jan 18, 2017 - Back from the dark

Well after two days of being in the dark, ie: with no internet we are back and have an adventure to relate. I'd mentioned we were taking the bus to Algeciras then a ferry to Ceuta Spain and from there a short taxi ride to the Moroccan border where our host friend was going to meet us. All went well till we got into the taxi at the ferry landing, he explained in broken English and my halting Spanish that he couldn't get all the way to the border because of traffic. OK, get as close as you can and we'll have to walk. Now I should also say we...

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Sep 14, 2016 - Rabat to Chefchaouen

It was a VERY L O N G 24 hours but we have arrived in Morocco! We met our driver Mohammad just outside arrivals, packed all our gear in his Toyota Prado and took off for our 4 hours drive through agricultural flatland, olive groves, and various stages of corn fields. In between our naps (first sleep in 2 days) we had glimpses into what is to come including boys on donkeys and sheepherders with great hats. After following our luggage up numerous flights of stairs and many narrow alleys, we arrived at our accommodations for the next few...

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Sep 12, 2016 - From cities to mountains, from desert to oceans-we are covering the country

I have been asked, "why Morocco"? For the colors, the culture, the adventure and the history! We are very excited to explore so many different environments and experience so many varied activities. We will do our best to photograph and describe this exotic country, so come along with us as we start our journey in Chefchaouen-the "blue" city.

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Nov 26, 2014 - Rabat on atlantic coast

I use my main camera the most and some days I forgot to take pictures with my phone whose I share photos from.I did not succeed to move pictures from the camera to the phone through my PC even if O getto the end of the process. In Rabat I focused more on the kasbah which is very big and well kept. The last 3 days I had rain during the night so I know now the van is waterproof. However days were dry and warm. So I get back to summer season wearing short pants, tshirt and 'babouch'.And I like it. No real people crossing even if many people...

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Mar 4, 2013 - Dakhla, Morocco

I have tried to add the town I am in at the moment, Dakhla, to the map, but it's so isolated that it can't be found by this website. It was certainly a long way down through miles and miles of desert, and have to say that I am pretty knackered now. It's going to be another early start tomorrow as I make my way finally to Mauritania, whereby I intend to spend the day at the second city, Nouadhibou, which is just a couple of hours across the border. No public transport goes there so I have arranged for a taxi to take me ( 35 euros for the 8...

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Mar 2, 2013 - morocco

Well I managed to arrive in Morocco safe and sound after a night sleeping in Milan airport, where I was pretty much the only person there. Given that I managed next to no sleep, I was pretty well knackered when I finally arrived in Casablanca at eleven in the morning, and decided that I would spend a day there before catching the train the following day to Rabat, from where I am writing this. Didn't actually take any photos of "Casa" as I barely left my room due to copious amounts of sleep. Arrived in the capital, Rabat, on Thursday and...

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Nov 26, 2011 - Final Wrap

We arrived home safely last Saturday having left Cairo just before the latest protests started there. So now it is time to wrap up our trip and select our best or most representative photos. During our trip we had some extraordinary wildlife experiences in southern and central Africa, were surprised by the culture, landscape and life in Ethiopia, saw some of the amazing history of ancient Egypt and were fascinated by the diversity of Morocco. We agreed that the best experience was the visit to the mountain gorillas in Rwanda - a truly...

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Nov 7, 2011 - The Great Eid Adventure

Warning!!!! This story and pictures is not for the squeamish of heart and stomach!. Reader discretion advised!!! During the night we were kept up a lot by an incessantly barking dog! By morning Brian was ready to sacrifice the dog instead of the sheep! It was a bright, sunny day and going to be 18 degrees C; breakfast was the same as yesterday: sweet croissants, baguette style bread with marmalade, small containers with yogurt and coffee and tea. At 10:20am we loaded our gear into a minibus and headed for the train station to catch the...

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Nov 6, 2011 - Morocco

The final leg of our journey has been 11 days in Morocco before we head home via Cairo and Singapore The latest leg of our journey We flew into Casablanca from Cairo and were picked up by a driver who took us around Morocco. From Casablanca we headed east on a tollway along the coast to Rabat. After one night there we continued on to Fes for two nights including a drive to see the Roman ruins at Volubilis and then Meknes, one of the former capitals of Morocco. From there we headed south through the Atlas Mountains to the edge of the Sahara...

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Oct 31, 2010 - Rabat

Today we drove from Tangier to Rabat, which is the nation’s capital. The drive was long and generally uninteresting. The new part of the city and the approach to it is well laid out with wide roads which are divided down the center with a wide island with palm trees, grass and plantings. It makes a very nice impression. Like elsewhere, there is a lot of new construction going on and this part of the city looks impressive with an exotic architectural flavor. Our riad was in the older part of the city, in the medina. Here the streets are...

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