Blogs from Taza-Al Hoceima-Taounate, Morocco, Africa

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Africa » Morocco » Taza-Al Hoceima-Taounate April 18th 2019

Al Houceima is well off the beaten tourist track but coming here gives you first hand insight into Riffian life, as this is the beating heart of the Rif region of Morocco. The bus from Tétouan was supposed to take 8 hours but in the end it was closer to 9. That may sound like a bit of a nightmare but it was reasonably comfortable, not too full, and the driver stopped at appropriate times for toilet breaks! What more could you ask for? The route took us back up to Chefchaouen, but it only skirted the town, then through the dramatic mountains until finally dropping down to the coast. Seeing the sign saying there were only a mere 32km left to go was quite a relief. At Al Houceima the bus station is quite a ... read more
El Houceima
El Houceima
El Houceima


Der heutige Tag ist der Beweis, dass man auch für wenige Kilometer 8 Stunden fahren kann.Super Nach der Nahkampfzone in Fez ging es schnell nach Süden. Der Atlas war nochmal mein Ziel. Obwohl Fez warm und sonnig war, zogen nach wenigen Kilometern in den Bergen Wolken auf und es begann zu regnen. Allmählich kommt es mir so vor, als würde ich mit meinem privaten Regengebiet reisen, so wie andere Leute mit ihrem Kopfkissen. Ich entschied mich, früher als geplant nach Osten abzubiegen. Menschenleere Straße. Keine Autos. Ärmliche Behausungen. Das Navi zeigte einen blauen Pfeil im Nichts. Eine Stadt. Sie war so scheußlich, dass ich mich traute, Fotos zu machen. Würden mich die Bewohner lynchen? Irgendwie schlug ich mich dahin durch, wo ich hinwollte - zu einer landschaftlich schönen Strecke. Ende dieser Pläne bei einee Flußdurchquerung. Dann ... read more
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Africa » Morocco » Taza-Al Hoceima-Taounate May 14th 2013

Today we are off on our "Real Morocco Private Tour" that takes us from Fes to the Sahara Dessert, back through the High Atlas Mountains and ends in Marrakech. Mohammed (every third person you meet is named Mohammed) our driver and guide is waiting for us and of we set for the next leg of our journey. The scenery is quite stunning with the Atlas Mountains off in the distance and we notice some snow covered peaks (who would have thought snow in Morocco). We round a bend and suddenly find ourselves in Switzerland! A town called Ifrane was constructed by the King as he wanted a little piece of Switzerland in Morocco. It's good to be the King! Cedar trees and chalets abound and it apparently is quite the ski resort in Winter. We stop ... read more
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Africa » Morocco » Taza-Al Hoceima-Taounate April 9th 2009

Crossing the Border, entering Morocco and onward.... Well, didn't start off to well, we waited for the rush from the ferry arrival to dissipate at the border by parking on the beach front under the impressive walls and sea moat of an old fort, out came the Coleman stove and on went the water for a tea to pass the time, I went in search of one of the most elusive things in the “developed” world today, a public toilet, with the usual result of no luck, so being in the middle of town and not knowing what we may find at the border, as it started drizzling with rain I figured there was a perfectly placed road drain in between two large wheelie bins (big square industrial ones) with the Land Rover in front as ... read more
Cueta from above
Boats on the beach
My most Northern point in Africa!




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