Category: Africa

A Second Trip to the Blue City

Thanks to Instagram and other social media platforms, the “Blue Pearl” of Morocco, Chefchaouen, has become a popular destination within the country among young travelers. It’s striking- a glow of blue buildings in a cluster against the rugged backdrop of the Rif mountains is hard to not be impressed by. The air is cooler, and

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The White City on the Beach | Asilah, Morocco

The city of Tangier, Morocco, scares people. It’s busy, touristy, and intense, especially for Westerners who are trying to get a taste of a culture different from their own. People find themselves here because it is a port. You’re most likely entering or exiting Morocco. While there are plenty of cool sights to see, it

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Bucket List #31 – Riding a Camel in Morocco | DESERT EXCURSION

As many of you know from my incessant flooding of social media with pictures from Morocco, I went on a camel trek in April in the Sahara desert. It was a 2-night, 3-day trip that left from Marrakech and ended in the Merzouga desert, near the border of Morocco and Algeria. I went with the

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Highlights of Marrakech

Bonus -> download the GPS-guided article with GPSMyCity here!  Marrakech is one of the most visited cities of Morocco. Close to the Atlas Mountains and a few hours from the foot of the Sahara, it is a beautiful oasis known for its various excursions, shopping and important buildings from imperial history. My trip to Marrakech

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Excursion from Marrakech | Ouzoud Falls

A day excursion offered by various travel agencies in Marrakech is a trip to Ouzoud Falls. They are the highest waterfalls in Northern Africa. The hiking includes impressive waterfalls, opportunities to go swimming, and breathtaking views. It is the perfect escape from the noise and chaos of the souks.   We paid €20 or so

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7 Things to know BEFORE you go on a Sahara Desert Excursion | Marrakech

A really popular trip to take from Marrakech is a multi-day desert tour of the Sahara. There are so many different tourism companies and options to choose from, it can be hard to choose. After extensive research, I chose the 3-day desert tour of the Merzouga desert, with the company Marrakech Desert Trips. I did

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5 Things I Learned in Morocco

Are you nervous about going? It’s just you two going? Have you talked to anyone else who has gone alone? Do you know where you’re staying? Are you sure you don’t want to go with a guided tour? These are a few of the worrying questions I had to formulate answers for when I told

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Lost in the Souks | Fez, Morocco

Travel in Fez like I did – click here to download the guided article Fez is a city with a racing heartbeat and a vibrant spirit, filled with sights, sounds, and smells unlike any place I’ve ever been to. The second largest city in Morocco with a population of over 1 million boasts a labyrinth

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The Blue City in the Mountains | Chefchaouen, Morocco

The most striking thing I found to be true about Morocco was the distinct differences of each individual city. When Hannah and I first arrived in Tangier, the tension was thick enough to cut with a knife. It felt like everyone (except the people working at our hostel) was looking to rip us off, to

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Crossing the Strait of Gibraltar: Spain to Morocco

The doorway that merges the Atlantic Ocean with the Mediterranean Sea is a narrow channel between Spain and Morocco, the Strait of Gibraltar. At its narrowest point, it’s only a 9 mile stretch, a small separation of the two continents. For people interested in making the crossing from Europe to Africa, there are many ferry

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