Category: Destinations

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The Medina of Fès

Fès (or Fez – they are interchangeable) – Morocco’s third largest city – was founded in the 8th century and is now home to over one million people. At various times the capital city of Morocco and...

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Chefchaouen – The Blue Town

The first leg of our road trip in Morocco took us from Tangier to the mountain town of Chefchaouen, known as the ‘blue town’, about 110km southeast. Set in the Rif mountains, this pretty town...

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Road Trip – Morocco

After driving ourselves around Spain for three weeks, we decided to take the less stressful option in Morocco – so we hired a driver through Authentic Morocco. This company also booked all our accommodation...

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Too Darn Hot in Seville

I had been so looking forward to roaming the streets of Seville on foot, but the day we arrived it was 45°C in the shade! My usual modus operandi when overseas is to only...

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The Alhambra – Granada

Granada is a popular tourist destination among the cities of Spain, famous for its Alhambra – a Moorish citadel and palace – and conveniently located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains, yet...

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Holy Toledo!

Ever wondered where this expression came from? Well, when we visited this beautiful city, 73km south of Madrid, we found the answer. As the seat of the Catholic Primate of Spain, Toledo held over...

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Madrid Top Ten

Madrid is such a fantastic city and there are so many things to see and do. I have made a list of my top ten, in no particular order.  I hope you find it...

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Segovia in a Day

Finding myself alone in Madrid with a free day, I decided to do some sightseeing further abroad. The walled city of Segovia is only about 90km to the north, so it was the obvious...