Marrakech, Morocco - Let Me Be Your Guide! February 12th 2008 “Hello!” said the man in the long blue robes. Angela and I were walking back towards the old town after just visiting the Majorelle Gardens, owned by none other than Yves Saint Laurent. “I am not guide,” he intoned as he walked alongside us. “I only wish to practice English with nice people. May I perhaps talk with you?”
Angela sighed. For most of the day, we’d been hassled by var ... read more
Africa » Morocco » Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz » Marrakech In 788, about a century after the Arab conquest of North Africa, successive Moorish dynasties began to rule in Morocco. In the 16th century, the Sa'adi monarchy, particularly under Ahmad AL-MANSUR (1578-1603), repelled foreign invaders and inaugurate... ... read more
My aim was to visit at least 100 countries, and with Brazil, I finally did it. I'm now loitering at 104. Or is it 105, I lose count...
Unlike a lot of fellow travellers, I tend to only dip my feet into a country, quite often only staying a day or two before heading off somewhere else.
Country numbers 54 and 55 were my first trips alone - something I never thought I'd do.
In 2013 I published an e-book entitled The Red Quest, detailing my mission to visit each and every country of the former Soviet Union. Along the way I sa... full info