Monthly Archives: April 2013

What to do with pigeon poo

We’ve explored the souks, fondouqs, medinas and kasbahs and have thoroughly enjoyed our time in Morocco. The whole place is a riot of colour and provides quite an assault on the senses. We visited the Chaouwara tannery, located within the Fez medina. It looks a bit like a scene from Medieval times. Lime is used […]

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Es salaam alaykum (G’day)

We’re loving exploring the labyrinthine medinas, or old Moroccan town centres, with their winding alleys, hidden squares, dead ends, and endless traders. The smell of mint, orange blossom and cinamon wafts around every second corner. We found a very comfortable guesthouse in Tangier located within the kasbah (the once fortified quarters of the ruling Sultan’s […]

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Back on the water

 Having enjoyed the generous hospitality of family in London we’re now in Gibraltar. Yesterday we spent most of the day aboard ship waiting to unload “Loki”. They had eleven yachts onboard surrounded by containers, stacked in like sardines. They started unloading a soon as they reached port on Monday afternoon, exactly eight weeks since leaving […]

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