Category Archives: Africa

2016 – Another Year Gets Wrapped Up!

December 2016 ~ At home in Southern California Whew, I feel like I am sliding into home plate after a ninth inning Grand Slam. Our year was once again filled to the brim with exciting travel and memorable moments. We managed … Continue reading

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Casablanca is More Than the Title of a Classic Movie

May 11th ~ Casablanca, Morocco Well, we were down to the last leg of our trip which included the bus ride from Essaouira to Casablanca. We were sorry to not have had more time in Essaouira as it was so … Continue reading

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Essaouira, my new favorite city in Morocco

May 10th – Essaouira, Morocco A full day of free time in Essaouira to explore to our hearts content – and it rained. No, wait, it poured… But, there were some breaks in-between the cloud bursts and we headed out twice … Continue reading

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Is Argan Oil a Magical Elixir?

May 9th – Argan Oil Cooperative, Travel to Essaouira We have a leisurely morning before departing Marrakesh. The only thing scheduled was for a henna tattoo artist to come to our hotel to paint anyone who was interested. Here is what … Continue reading

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Ourica Valley, Berber Foot Bath, Majorelle Gardens and a Reunion

May 8th – Ourika Valley and Marrakesh, Morocco Only seven of us chose to take the optional tour to the scenic Ourika Valley. It seemed a shame to take our large bus for so few of us, but it did allow us … Continue reading

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Explore the Mystical and Magical City of Marrakesh with us

May 7th  – Medina of Marrakesh and the Bahia Palace, Morocco Marrakesh, the “Red City” or “City of Ochre”, is exotic and historical. It sucks you into her bosom and fills you with wonder and awe. Around every corner awaits another alleyway … Continue reading

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Ait Ben Haddou and a 350 Mile Bus Ride to Marrakesh

May 6th ~ Visit Ait Ben Haddou, Travel to Marrakesh, Morocco It was confirmed this morning that the road to Marrakesh is still closed due to the mud slide. What does that mean for us? Well, that translates into an EXTRA 200 … Continue reading

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Flash Flood Warnings in the Desert

May 5th ~ Explore Desert & Todra Gorge, Overland to Ait Ben Haddou, Morocco How wonderful it was to wake up early in the desert. It was still sprinkling, but much lighter than the downpour we heard pounding on the … Continue reading

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Magic Carpet Ride in the Sahara Desert

May 4th – Rissani and a Sahara Desert Tent Camp  This morning, we explore the small city of Rissani on the edge of the Sahara Desert. 

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MOROCCO ~ Crossing the Middle Atlas Mountains

May 3rd – Cross Middle Atlas Mountains, Drive to Erfoud Today is a full day on the bus as we drive into and over the Middle Atlas Mountains.

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