Saturday, April 18, 2009

Best camping
Chefchaouen and Fes have great campgrounds – level ground, lots of space, sheltered, warm showers, enough trees to tie clotheslines to. We’ve also had some amazing bush camps – one in a pine forest, a beach and several in the desert. You ‘chew’ a lot of sand all night when sleeping in the desert..

Morocco, Western Sahara and Mauratania

We had almost four weeks in Morocco, the Western Sahara and Mauratania, so here is a rundown on some of the highlights.

Best scenery
Toudra and Dades Gorges are sensational. So are Ait Ben Haddou and the High Atlas Mountains. In the Dades Gorge, we drove through some rushing water. The water was sort of sandbagged to keep it off the road, but we plowed through anyway.
Essaouira is a lovely beach town – all blue and white. The desert of Mauratania is breathtakingly desolate.