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The best things to do in Essaouira

Are you looking for a coastal getaway in Morocco? Away from mass tourism and the hectic lifestyle of the major cities of Fes and Marrakech? The charming town of Essaouira fits the bill perfectly. Essaouira offers fantastic beaches, authentic culinary experiences, gentle Moroccan charm and just enough sophistication to make this an exclusive destination. Read on for …

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Border control: taking a car into Morocco

Morocco is a perfect destination for a road trip and travelling independently. Despite what many people think, you do not need a specialised vehicle. Sure there’s lots of off-road routes you can take, but most of the country in accessible without a 4×4. Just stick to the roads. Many people have asked us about the Moroccan border …

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Useful Arabic phrases for Morocco

Morocco is an Arabic speaking country. Most Moroccan’s speak at least a little French except in some of the more remote locations. In some areas of Morocco, Berber is the native language. Now I’m not suggesting you need to learn Arabic, French and Berber. That’d take some doing. But when you greet a Moroccan in Arabic, …

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9 Reasons To Make A South Morocco Road Trip Your Next Epic Driving Adventure

The first thing to say about a road trip in south Morocco is that it’s stunningly beautiful. The landscape changes so rapidly along the entire route, you’ll spend each day feeling you’ve arrived in a world apart from the last. Here are 9 perfect reasons to make a south Morocco road trip your next driving …

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Visiting the leather tanneries of Fes in Morocco

Fes is Morocco’s 3rd largest city and has clung onto its ancient past with considerable ease. The souqs, wedged into the tight, car-free alleys, sell everything from musical instruments to spices. And of course, an abundance of leather goods. There are 3 ancient leather tanneries in Fes. The oldest, and most popular with tourists is the Chouara …

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A definitive road trip guide to the Sahara

The Sahara desert is the largest dry in the world and stretches across the north of Africa. This beautiful region is enormous -bigger than China and the USA. It conjures up images of isolation, oases, camel trains and arid sand dunes stretching as far as the eye can see. Many assume it’s inaccessible. Yet whilst much of the Sahara …

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Our Favourite Things to Do in the Sahara Desert

The Sahara Desert is, without question, our favourite region of Morocco. It may look as if there’s nothing but sand and sky but there’s a surprising number of things to do in the Sahara Desert. Any anyway, what more do you want from a desert? If you’re preparing for a trip to Morocco and the …

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Dining out in Jemaa El Fna, Morocco

There is nowhere else quite like the square of Jemaa El Fna in Marrakech. Most of the guide books talk of its unique atmosphere but only mention the food stalls in passing. It’s true, no visit to Jemaa El Fna is complete without dining at the makeshift cafés and food stalls. Without knowing what to expect, it’s easy for …

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Vehicle Maintenance Routines: Unimog Oil Change in Morocco

To drive an older vehicle in remote and sometimes harsh regions means you need to be on top of your game for your vehicle maintenance routines. When we’re overlanding in our own vehicle, regular vehicle maintenance is a high priority with its own budget in our travel plans. Oil and filter changes are done on schedule …

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An authentic culinary experience at the fishing harbour of Essaouira

Searching for flavourful culinary delights and sampling unique foods from around the world is definitely one of the best parts about travel.  From 5-star fine-dining to street food, finding local specialities is one of the highlights of our travels. In the little visited Moroccan coastal town of Essaouira, it’s no surprise that fish features prominently on …

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