I’ve moved to London!

This weekend, I finally moved to London after months and months of talking about it! We’re very central, right by Brick Lane – where we just had an amazing curry. Hopefully there will be lots of stories to come! I have to apologise, getting on the net has been pretty…

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Erg Chebbi Dunes

A few more shots from my stay in Hassilabied, Merzouga, before I move on to the next part of the trip. All were taken on my HTC and meddled with in Instagram.

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Morocco – Day 8 – More Driving!

Tuesday 27 March 2012 The return journey from Merzouga to Marrakech was another twelve and a half hour bus ride – check out my earlier post on the drive down for more detail about the landscape. All I wrote in my notebook on Day Eight was “utter hell”. Still over-tired from…

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Review: Hotel Riad Mamouche

Hotel Riad Mamouche in Morocco

Thanks to the tourism generated by the Erg Chebbi dunes, hotels in the Saharan region of South Morocco are not hard to come by. In the larger towns of Rissani and Erfoud there are plenty of big hotels to choose from, but these are still a fair drive away from…

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Morocco – Day Seven – Musings from my notebook

Hassilabied, a desert town in Morocco

After our camel trek, we had the remainder of day seven put aside for chilling out. There wasn’t much space in our schedule for traditional holiday relaxing, so I was looking forward to lounging by the pool under the Saharan sun. Very lazily, I’ve copied the below musings straight out…

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Morocco – Bread Baking

Monday 26 March 2012 While the camels rested after our early morning trek through the Erg Chebbi dunes (see my last post) Hassan introduced me to a girl baking bread. This was done in a small stone room on the edge of the village, about two meters long, with one…

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Desert Caravan

  A caravan in the Erg Chebbi dunes, Merzouga, Morocco. This photo has been re-touched by the incredible Sam Larner – samlarner@hotmail.co.uk  

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Camel Trek and Camping in Merzouga, Morocco

Large sand dune in the Moroccan Sahara desert

Around four pm, we met our guide at the entrance of our hotel. Hassan was an aging berber with a beaming smile under a bushy moustache, a couple of missing teeth and glinting black eyes. He showed us how to mount the camels while they were sat down, our legs…

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Morocco – Day Six – The Sahara

Sunday 25 March 2012 On Sunday morning we woke up late, still stiff from the day before and utterly disorientated. Visions of dirt tracks and narrow alleys in the darkness swam before my eyes from the night before. Wandering outside, we found the quiet courtyard of our hotel, brimming with…

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