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Two Tales from The Blue Pearl

Two Tales from The Blue Pearl

‘All great literature is one of two stories; a man goes on a journey or a stranger comes to town.’ – Leo Tolstoy. Breaking The Fast The searing heat of the day has evaporated, leaving behind warm, heavy air as dusk settles over the square. People are emerging from the shadows now that the temperatures are dropping to comfortable levels. The restaurants have remained empty all day, save a few straggling tourists, unaccustomed to the burning sun and noticeably drooping….

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Postcards from Chefchaouen

Postcards from Chefchaouen

‘Blue thou art, intensely blue; Flower, whence came thy dazzling hue?’ – James Montgomery. I’ll admit it, hands up, guilty. Chefchaouen, or The Blue Pearl, is the first place that I’ve travelled to because Instagram inspired me. This stunning city in the heart of the Rif mountains is every single shade of blue that you can imagine, and I wanted a slice of the pie. So, when £50 return flights to Fes came up one random weekend in April, I…

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Camel Trekking in Erg Chebbi

Camel Trekking in Erg Chebbi

‘Know where to find the sunrise and sunset times and note how the sky looks at those times, at least once.’ – Marilyn vos Savant. This is the third and final part of my three part series about my time in Morocco in June last year. H and I traveled from Marrakech to Merzouga to take a camel trek through the Erg Chebbi sand dunes and spend the night in a Berber camp, experiencing both sunset and sunrise in the…

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The High Atlas

The High Atlas

‘And all around is the desert; a corner of the mournful kingdom of sand’. – Pierre Loti. In the second part of my three part series about my trip to Morocco in June 2014, I’m going to write about half of the trip H and I took during our stay there. To put it in a bit of context, we went to Morocco for seven nights in all and spent five nights in Marrakech, which I wrote about in part…

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Souk Secrets in Marrakech

Souk Secrets in Marrakech

‘In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order.’ – Carl Jung. This is the first of a three part series of blogs about my trip to Morocco in June 2014. Yeah, this time last year I was in Morocco, and it was awesome. It was boiling hot, I was with one of my best friends, it was a whole week off work and we were (judging by what my Timehop is throwing up) halfway through…

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