Over the High Atlas: Marrakech to Ouarzazate February 28th 2008 After returning from a fresh 3-month renewal of our Moroccan visas in the Spanish enclave of Melilla, we wanted to spend as little time as possible in Marrakech and get back on the road. Outside of its famous medina, Marrakech is a large Europeanized city of vicious traffic and wicked dust storms, and on the whole held few attractions for us. We had already arranged a flight for Kate to her fam ... 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
Rented the house, left town, on the road until further notice!
We eased into the traveling lifestyle in 2006 by spending 3 months traversing the US in a VW Syncro Vanagon, followed by trips to New Zealand and Iceland, and sailing in Maine and the Bahamas.
Then in 2007 we boxed up the bikes and spent 9 months traveling through Spain, Morocco and Turkey by bicycle. In 2009 we were bicycling again, this time spending 5 months cycling through Rajasthan and South India.
For our current trip we've ditched the bikes for a short winter escape to Southern Thailand. Click the links in the gr... full info