The last stage of our Moroccan adventure: from Merzouga to Fes

Our last full day in Morocco didn't have the prospect of being the most exciting one. We would be covering quite some road to get back from Merzouga to Fez in just one day and along the way there weren’t that many sights. Or so we thought. We had about 470 kilometers ahead of us... Continue Reading →

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Why the camel ride through the Sahara desert is worth the aching bum

As we were planning our Moroccan roadtrip, the Sahara desert was most definitely the excursion I was looking forward to the most. Not specifically because I was looking forward to spending a couple of hours on the back of a giant dromedary – yup dromedary, not camel -, but mostly just for the incredible views... Continue Reading →

Nature at its best in the Todgha Gorge

After the Dades Valley and the Roses Valley, the next stop of our Moroccan adventure was the Todgha Gorge. This series of canyons is a bit more touristy and better known than the previous places and we did notice that on certain occasions. Luckily it’s not yet swarming with tourists so it doesn’t take anything away... Continue Reading →

Unplanned drive through the Vallée des Roses

Not knowing what was ahead of us in the Dades Valley and the Todgha Gorge, we drove passed the Vallée des Roses (Roses Valley) the day before without giving it a second thought. There also wasn’t very much information available on this valley in any travel guides, so it hadn’t really caught our attention. But after Ali’s... Continue Reading →

Discover the beauty of the Dades Valley

It was early afternoon by the time we left the city of Ouarzazate behind us and continued our roadtrip to our next destination: the Dades Valley. We expected magnificent views of spectacular canyons, a beautiful scenic road through the valley and an amazing landscape in which we could stretch our legs and do some smaller hikes. Check,... Continue Reading →

Highlight of Casablanca: Hassan II Mosque

Next stop on our roadtrip through Morocco: Casablanca! When I think of Casablanca, my cinematic heart immediately thinks of the lovely classic movie from 1942 starring Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogaert. Unfortunately not a single scene of that movie was filmed in Casablanca itself. So much for spotting some movie sights. Bummer! But that doesn’t... Continue Reading →

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