Saturday, October 13, 2012

Through rose coloured glasses.

Literally. Turns out sunglasses are better camera filters than my actual filters! :P

Trawling through my holiday snaps for obligatory Facebook upload, this was during the desert safari in Dubai. Highly recommend if you ever go there!

Monday, October 8, 2012

All good things come to an end

The last few days of our tour involved quite a lot of sitting on a bus (and sleeping, for me) as we travelled from Fes to Marrakech to Rabat (via Casablanca) to Granada and finally finishing up in Madrid where it all started.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Funky Cold Medina

Today we went on a morning visit to the Old Medina of Fes, which is basically a lot of houses/shops/other buildings in one place that create a massive labyrinth of a marketplace.

Our local guide for the day took us through the maze past a former Koran school, the oldest tannery in Morocco (dating back to about the 11th century), Mosques, a carpet making cooperative and a loom/weave/fabric making cooperative.

Along the way we saw many other shops selling everything under the sun. Laundry powder, fake watches, mint, spices, fish, shishas, wedding chairs, Fez hats, candy and jewellery just to name a few.

There was also the task of listening out for calls of "balak, balak!" and "attencion!" which effectively means "Get out of the way!" so that donkeys and men carrying heavy loads could get past.

It was good to finally get some sunshine on this trip, but I think it wiped us all out a bit as most of us spent the afternoon by the pool when we got back to the hotel.

Monday, October 1, 2012


This morning we had an early bus ride from Seville to Tarifa to catch a ferry across the Straight of Gibraltar and arrived at Tangier, Morocco. So yes, I'm officially in Africa! (Salam is 'hello' in Moroccon Arabic in case you were wondering).

After arriving in Tangier and getting another stamp in le passport we had about a 5 hour drive to our hotel, which is another lavishly decked out affair.

On the drive we passed through some small towns and some pretty landscapes and stopped past a lake and some roadside stalls.

Beslama for now!

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