Our Hops, Skips and Jumps in 2018

Several hops,  one skip and two jumps – not too bad!  We had some great trips this year and I struck Monet’s garden from my wish list so happy enough with that!   Boston – our first trip of the year – and it was a cold one!! Read all about it: Boston   Morocco – […]

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From Rabat to Tangier: A Road Trip in Northern Morocco

  This trip was really about Volubilis – the ruins of a Roman city  close to Meknes,   While a popular day tour from Fez,  we didn’t have time for a visit on a previous trip so it’s been  on the ‘to do’ list for a while. As often happens,  we were flexible with travel plans […]

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Is Rabat Worth a Visit? Definitely!

It doesn’t evoke that exotic image of Marrakesh nor our somewhat delusional romantic notion of Casablanca but Rabat is a pleasant surprise and worthy of a visit if you are planning  trip to northern Morocco. The major sights can easily be covered in a day but that won’t allow time to sit in the coffee […]

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Volubilis

The Roman ruins of Volubilis can be found in fertile countryside about 35km from Meknes.   Founded in the 3rd century BC,  it became an important outpost for the Roman Empire.  Today,  about half of the World Heritage Site has been excavated and you will probably spot archaeologists working in nearby fields on your visit. Volubilis […]

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A Study in Blue – Images from Chefchaouen

  Located in the Rif Mountains just off the main road between Meknes and Tetouan,  the town  of Chefchaouen must be one of the most popular destinations in Morocco.   The  jumble of blue,  red and white Lego pieces you see on approach gives a hint of what’s in store.   Founded in 1471,  the blue washed […]

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Souks, Sand and Sea – A Road Trip in Morocco

  Morocco is a great country for touring,  with lots of route options and huge variation in landscapes and holiday options.  If you’re flexible, you can get good value in flights. It’s perfect for combination holidays – city / beach,  surfing / desert, archaeology/ hiking….. Travelling around is straightforward enough – trains and large bus […]

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