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Month: January 2015

Catch the Wind: Marrakech

Catch the Wind: Marrakech

Thursday 15th January As we drove back in to to Marrakech rush hour seemed to be in full swing though there weren’t any traffic jams just a lot of beeping of horns and chaos at the roundabouts. In reality it was no worse than any other city and certainly not as noisy or crazy-busy as Cairo or Delhi. The only real difference was a lack of crossings for pedestrians and as zebra crossings were ignored by drivers most just stepped…

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Rockin’ All Over The World: Sahara Desert and Ouarzazate

Rockin’ All Over The World: Sahara Desert and Ouarzazate

Wednesday 14th January I had a bit of a sleepless night but it wasn’t because I was cold or uncomfortable. There was one stage when the wind picked up and seemed to channel between my bed and the tent but I just pulled my djellaba hood over the back of my head and my sleeping bag hood over my face. The blankets were thick and I doubt I’d have been much warmer in the tent anyway. I woke properly when…

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Asleep in the Desert: Todra Gorge to the Sahara Desert

Asleep in the Desert: Todra Gorge to the Sahara Desert

Monday 12th January Despite my heater being set to 30 degrees the room never reached a temperature I would describe as warm but it was no worse than the attic in Ealing I’d got used to. Having got up I made my way to breakfast where they had the crêpe style of pancake. I had mine with jam and what i assumed were blueberries. It was only when I took a bite I realised the blueberries were in fact black…

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World At Your Feet: Marrakech to Dades Gorge

World At Your Feet: Marrakech to Dades Gorge

Saturday 10th January Some people fly and allow no time for the unforseen events whilst some allow for a bit of slippage. I always plan to arrive so early it’s often a wonder I’m not at the airport 24 hours before the flight. Normally because I am on one of the first flights out of heathrow and because the journey couldn’t be much more simple I don’t have to worry. Gatwick on the other hand…well that’s south of the Thames…

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