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It’s 12/12/12 … so here’s my travel year in review …

As we come to the end of the year, you can’t help but reflect on the year that has gone by. For D* and I, the adventures are almost over for the rest of the year, since we’re going to Guatemala again on December 27th. So as I sit here at the Westin in Edmonton at 5am, I’ve had some …

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How much does 31 days in Spain, Portugal and Morocco cost?

The most frequently asked question I get circles around the aspect of trip financing and time off. A random sampling of comments and questions I’ve gotten over the years are: “Are you a millionaire or something, because you’re always traveling” “What type of job pays that much? Can I get your job?” “How do you get so much time off?” …

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Adventures on buses, trains, ferries from Asilah to Porto

If you’re like me and like to subject yourself to various amounts of self flagellation and sado-masochist torture, then one can attempt to make the trip from Asilah to Porto without stopping. There are no direct flights from Asilah (obviously!) to anywhere; hence one must get either to Tangiers to Casablanca for flights to Portugal or Spain. Flying in Morocco …

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What not to wear in Spain and Portugal …

a Djellaba! Well not if you don’t want to create confusion amongst all the people you will pass on the streets, police officers, rail officials and more importantly, older arabic women. I have no issue with creating confusion amongst people; it stimulates discussion and always brings up a story, however when a nice older Moroccan woman in Sevilla, comes up with …

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It’s raining in Morocco …

without even having to check, I know it means the following: Taxi drivers will not be on the road for a while The trains will probably not be running since the tracks will have water The ferry from Tangiers to Tarifa/Algiceras will not be running or will be delayed Finding a bus to take you anywhere will be a bit more …

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Since I live here now … I might as well take things slowly …

I can’t seem to escape Morocco. Everytime I plan to leave, there is some other gorgeous place that I have to visit and of course I don’t have unlimited vacation to travel the world, nor I am independently wealthy living off my parent’s trust fund. I thought I would blog this afternoon about my lunch. Nothing fancy, just a platter …

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Knowledge sharing and life story swapping in Asilah …

Everyday on the road, offers so many opportunities: Being in a different place, raises your awareness about your surroundings Different places offer different scents, customs, culture and food Everyone you meet, offers a different perspective on the shared existence that we are all a part of. We all have a story, and every story is interesting, glorious and tragic in its …

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Getting from Marrakech to Asilah

Every day on the road, can’t be wonderful news experiences, great stories and picturesque backgrounds that should appear in travel magazines. Getting from Casablanca to Asilah has now become a war of attrition, since I have re-discovered that if there is any significant rain in Morocco, it has the effect of paralyzing most modes of public transport. In Toronto, 2 …

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Here’s looking at you, kid!

Casablanca is world famous because of a movie, nothing more, nothing less. I’ve never seen Casablanca, the movie, yet I was aware of two things : the movie and Rick’s Cafe. In traveling through Morocco for the past two weeks, it was almost unanimous amongst my Moroccan friends that my time would be best spent in the mountains, gorges, beach …

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