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The Best Thing About Agadir That Nobody Will Admit To

Long term overlanding can take its toll sometimes. We’ve been living in the desert for 3 weeks with a few days break in desert towns to clean up and resupply. Occasionally, we just need a bit of easy living. So for New Year, we arrived in Agadir on the Atlantic coast of Morocco. Boasting 300 …

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When Solo Travel Becomes Group Travel: Overland Style

As long term overlanders, we usually travel alone. While we meet many other people travelling overland along the way, it’s rare to spend much time together. Recently we met up with 2 other overland families and together we’ve slowly traversed the Saharan Erg Chebbi along it’s eastern route. So what happens when solo travel becomes …

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A Night With A Berber Family

We’re incredibly privileged to be able to travel without time constraints and to visit places that are not on the average tourist route. We’ve met with kindness and generosity at every turn, often from those who have little material wealth but big welcoming hearts. A small act of kindness is repaid many times over. After …

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The Barbary Apes of Morocco

Leaving Ifrane and the newly constructed golf course that is looking like it will meet PGA standards, we slowly begin to leave the alpine resort behind. By the time we reach Azrou, we’re well and truly back in Morocco. It’s time to find the Barbary Apes of Morocco. After a night in the cherry orchard, …

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Replacing Unimog Tyres in Morocco: Mowgli’s New Shoes

When we started our overland adventure over 18 months ago, we did so with 6 tyres on Mowgli the Unimog. She was wearing 4 and we carried 2 as spares. Many mountain tracks, plenty of pot-holed East European roads and 30,000 km later they’re showing signs of their hard life. Our recent incident on Cirque …

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Unimog Roll and Self Recovery: Mowgli Takes A Tumble

Midelt is set in the heart of the Middle Atlas Mountains of Morocco. There’s beautiful and dramatic scenery at every turn. At an altitude of 1600 – 2200 metres, we figured on it being a fine location for a bit of off road driving. The Cirque de Jaffar is a popular, challenging 4×4 track through …

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Tetouan: A Town of 2 Halves

Set against a backdrop of the Rif Mountains, Tetouan is a most unusual destination, far off the tourist route. Enter the medina in Tetouan and you’d be forgiven for thinking that you’ve taken a step back in time. Step outside the medina, and you’d be forgiven for thinking you’ve stepped into an Andalucían town in …

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Top 10 Tips for Dealing with Gambian Police Checkpoints

There are security checkpoints operating all over Gambia’s road network. Local police, military, customs, immigration and traffic cops are rarely coordinated. If you’re driving your own vehicle or a rental car you may find several checkpoints within a mile or two of each other. Each one can be time consuming, even more so if they …

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