Taking Me To Marrakesh

On the road to Marrakesh, we swing down a side road to visit Ait Benhaddou, where producers make films such as Jesus of Nazareth, Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator, and Jewel of the Nile. This place is a UNESCO protected Kasbah. Smack! The narrow road forces us into a...

Not Rockin’ the Kasbah

The long, hot, dusty drive from our friendly oasis in Merzouga wears on us. The vast desert scenery reminds us of Arizona, only much larger. The eternal stretch of road finally starts to show some form of life, in the form of scrub growing on rolling hills. We tire...

Making Gymnastics

After driving to the end of the road, we do not want to leave the Sahara quite yet. The endless dunes, camels, and friendly people draw us in for one more night. While I sit in an internet café, I hear Mare outside, entertaining a group of young men, making them...

Festival in the Desert

We leave Fes on friendly terms. A day to relax does wonders for our psyche and we realize that nobody is out to get us. Traveling in Morocco simply takes us a little longer to assimilate…good for the soul. The long drive to Merzouga takes us through the mid and high...

Medieval Medina

Yesterday’s scooter guide hands us off to his other friend, Ahmed, this morning. Ahmed speaks better English, and works as a special Medina guide. After driving to an entrance near the ancient walls, Ahmed takes us on a medieval walk through Morocco’s largest Medina....

Finding Fes (Fez)

The drive to Fes proves to be white-knuckled. Roads narrow even more, and twist around “S” curves as we climb through the fabulous heart of the Rif Mountains. Snowcaps in sight, we glimpse at Grand Canyon-like vastness, but must focus on the road ahead. Again, we...