One Special Night in the Sahara March 14th 2020 Day 7 dawned bright and sunny once again. The bountiful breakfast buffet at Erfoud’s Kasbah Xaluca Maadid gave us an excellent start for the day’s activities. As mentioned in my previous blog, we started out with a fairly short drive to view the ruins of historic Sijilmassa before visiting the Mausoleum gardens of Sultan Moulay Ali Cherif and the market in the town of Rissani. This was followe ... read more
Africa » Morocco » Meknès-Tafilalet » Merzouga 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
I was a very long-time contributor to VirtualTourist (VT), and more recently to TravBuddy -- sadly, both sites (2017 and 2018, respectively) have met their demise; I was searching for a new travel site to post my blogs when I found TravelBlog.org, and it looks like a great fit for me!!
Although I have many and varied interests, travel is never far from my thoughts. I love reading and writing about travel. I never travel without a camera (or two) and a travel journal. While some view travel purely as a vacation and time for relaxation, I more often view it as an ongoing education -- a book ... full info