Marrakech again

We woke up on the 1st of January 2019 to the sound of seagulls (much like the sound of strangled cats) in our little room in Essaouria. After one last game of backgammon on the terrace, we headed out to find our first coffee of the year. Having wandered past a little bakery a few … Continue reading Marrakech again

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Sidi Kaouki

For breakfast we found a table on the edge of one of the Medina’s squares, which was already getting the morning sun, had coffee, orange juice and bread with jam which was an excellent way to start the day. We explored more of Essaouira’s Souk, which we hadn’t finished the previous day, including the fish … Continue reading Sidi Kaouki

Exploring Essaouria

We spent our first full day in Essaouira exploring all around the city however, we started off by having a look around the port which has dozens of blue wooden fishing boats, stalls selling the freshest catch and old men mending nets, we spent a good deal of time walking to the end of the … Continue reading Exploring Essaouria

Marrakech to Essaouira

We woke up to the sun rising in Ait Ben Haddou, and walked to the Kasbah on top of the hill. The little shops in the Ksar (fortified village) were just waking up as we made our way up to the highest point. The Kasbah offered views of the snow topped Atlas Mountains and contrasting … Continue reading Marrakech to Essaouira

Morocco

After my recent travel experiences in West Africa I was looking forward to a slightly simpler, easier experience in Morocco. Harri and I arrived in Marrakesh just after 0100 and after a sailing through passport control and customs we were outside, talking to a taxi driver, trying to explain where we wanted to go. Unfortunately, … Continue reading Morocco

Exploring Conakry

In 2013 when my Lonely Planet guidebook for West Africa was written “there [weren’t] many travellers going to Guinea” which means they only write a brief history of the place so I instead went to the internet for research about what to do in Conakry. Long story short, there isn’t much however I spent the … Continue reading Exploring Conakry

Freetown to Conakry

The 317 Km journey was always going to take longer than 6h 22 mins that Google Maps said, I had read that the journey should take somewhere between 8 and 10 hours, so with that in mind I left the guesthouse at 0615 and paid for a tuk tuk to take me into the Old … Continue reading Freetown to Conakry