Our walking tour of Rabat and Temara

Our final stop on our tour of Morocco was Rabat, the capital city. Now, lots of tourists miss Rabat out in favour of Casablanca or Tangiers but to us Rabat looked more interesting. We planned a day or two into our itinerary but didn’t book anything. When we looked at accommodation in Rabat we were…

An explosion and some old stones

Our next desitnation on our tour around Morocco was Meknes. In order to get there we premiered a new mode of transport: the Moroccan trains. The network is mainly limited to big cities and stretches between Tangier, Fes, Marrakesh and Agadir. The trains are clean, comfortable and good value for money. We payed 44dh for…

I’m blue da ba di da ba di…..

Our next adventure into the mountains was to Chefchouen, which is nestled in the Rif mountains. Chefchouen is also known as the blue pearl due to the tradition of villagers painting their houses blue. This is rumoured to be from a time when jewish people used blue cloth to remind them of God. In order…

A new hope

When we arrived in Fes after our 9 hour taxi ride we were both pretty miserable and fed up with Moroccans. Luckily this all changed very quickly once we met our couchsurfing host Taoufiq. He offered to host us for two nights in his flat in the new town. This was the first time we…

A trip to forget

After recharging our batteries in the mountains and a quick stopover in Marrakech, we embarked on a desert tour through Merzouga to Fes. Booking this tour was anything but simple. We went into several tour agency offices and enquired about tours they offered, only to find that they all offered a similar package. We asked…