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The Eastern Dunes

October 6th, 2009 by · 2 Comments · Africa, Morocco

It was a local bus, it stopped everywhere. As we inched our way toward Algeria and into the Sahara, the military presence increased in every town. Finally, a taxi dropped us off in the middle of the desert, a ghost town. We were fifty kilometers from the border. In a small garden courtyard, over a […]

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Moroccan Crags and Mint Tea

October 5th, 2009 by · No Comments · Africa, Morocco

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Outclimb the Goats

October 3rd, 2009 by · No Comments · Africa, Morocco

For this particular climb you go under the phone cables on the way up, but you lower down over the cables for clean rope management. Meanwhile the busses and tourists line up behind you for some blatant showmanship. Gratuitous as that is, most of the Todra Gorge’s crags are further upstream and much more peaceful, […]

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Reservations Preferred

September 29th, 2009 by · 4 Comments · Africa, Morocco

Hotel LaMamounia in the heart of Marrakesh was once royal grounds, now an elite compound where Churchill’s suite can only be viewed by select residents. We weaseled around automatic gates blocked by suited guards in dark sunglasses and earpieces. “A visit?” Jay inquires in french. “No visitors, reservations only.” “A Cafe?” we questioned. “A cafe?” […]

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Another Week on the Beach

September 23rd, 2009 by · 3 Comments · Africa, Morocco

Kester forgot to mention two important things. One, Taghazoute is drier than Zion. And two, the surf doesn’t really kick in until November. Our apartment is excellent; a kitchen, a cat, and a balcony that, if you fell off at high tide, would land you in the ocean. We found a liquor store in the […]

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