Farewell Morocco: Marrakech to Istanbul April 11th 2008 After we returned from south of the High Atlas to Marrakech so Kate could travel back to North Carolina for a family gathering, she spent a furious last day of shopping around our neighborhood in the Ville Nouvelle looking for gifts for the folks back home and then trying to pack up all her spoils. Hassan, our innkeeper at the Hotel Toulousaine, was kind enough to take her to the airport for her ... 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