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In Photos: The Roman City of Leptis Magna in Libya

Every now and then I look through some of our old photos and consider if I can do anything with them in order to make them presentable and worthy of a post on our blog. I have visited Libya twice, both times were during the reign/dictatorship of Colonel Gaddafi and...

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Suggested Morocco itinerary: Essaouira to Tangier overland

ITINERARY SUMMARY  Essaouira – Marrakesh – Casablanca – Rabat – Meknes – Moulay Idriss – Fez – Chefchaouen – Tetouan – Asilah – Tangier Situated on the Atlantic Coast, Essaouira is a good place to get your Morocco bearings - it’s small and relatively hassle-free. We...

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Street Art in Asilah, Morocco

Of all the towns and cities we visited in Morocco, Asilah was the place I was least expecting to find a big street art scene. But as it turned out, we found more there than anywhere else in Morocco. Asilah is a small, quiet town on the Atlantic coast, south of...

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Fifty Shades of Blue in Chefchaouen…

Or, why is almost every square inch of this small hillside town in Morocco doused in blue paint? Another place on my Moroccan #bucketlist (yep, there's that word we don't use again!) was the Blue City of Chefchaouen. I'll be honest here: until recently when I saw...

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Street Art in Tangier, Morocco

One thing that made Tangier's medina stand out from all the other labyrinthine old towns in Morocco was its highly colourful street art. Whilst we'd seen a few murals here and there in other towns, nowhere else (with the possible exception of Asilah) did we see such a...

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The Leather Tanneries of Fez in Morocco

Visiting the leather tanneries was one of my main reasons for wanting to go to Fez in Morocco.  But, I'd gone right off the idea by the time I'd read other travellers' experiences on websites such as TripAdvisor. Chouara (Chaouwara) Leather Tanneries in Fez Medina  I...

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Travel Shot | The Berber town of Ghadames in Libya

Quiet back streets and white-washed buildings in the Berber town of Ghadames in Libya. Situated approximately 450km southwest of Tripoli, getting to Ghadames involves either a short flight or a long drive across the scorching Libyan Desert. For miles and miles you see...

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Friday Flashback | Sandstorm near Benghazi, Libya

My Libyan guide and I were on our way from the port city of Tobruk to Benghazi when suddenly we spotted an approaching sandstorm. It was about 4pm and just before the storm arrived, the sky went completely red and I quickly got out of the car to take the enclosed...

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