Morocco

Adventures in the Desert

From Zagora it was a long drive to the desert. M'hamid is often called 'the gateway to the desert', where people go to experience sand dunes and stars. The road was surprisingly good for most of the way, with only part of the way being a single-track road. Once again, the views were incredible. The… Continue reading Adventures in the Desert

Morocco

Detour along the Dades

In hindsight, Pete and I wished that we had skipped our detour along the Dades to Skoura and gone straight to the desert at M'Hamid, but that's part of the adventure and I had read that the Dades Gorge and River was home to some of the most spectacular oases and sights. So we set… Continue reading Detour along the Dades

Morocco

Conquering the Atlas Mountains

Well... at least we tried to leave Marrakech... we had downloaded satnavs for our phones, but even they found navigating through the Medina difficult as they didn't seem to understand the concept of one-way streets. We seem trapped inside the walls of the city and so just drove as close to the wall as possible… Continue reading Conquering the Atlas Mountains

Morocco

Morocco Trip Planning and Preparation

It took us a long time to decide where to go this holiday. I think the fact that we had only 1 week really impacted the decision. When I asked Pete what he wanted he said "sun" and "something different", for me these 2 things would direct me to South East Asia or South America,… Continue reading Morocco Trip Planning and Preparation

Croatia

Boating in Hvar

Hvar, along with the Plitvic Lakes, was the other crucial place I wanted to visit, mainly because of what I had read about the Pakleni islands and the natural beauty of the ocean here.... It did not disappoint and Pete and I had our best days in Croatia here. We arrived on the ferry into… Continue reading Boating in Hvar

Croatia

Peace in Plitvice Lakes

On our second full day in Croatia, we started early with breakfast on the balcony again before setting off to the famous Plitvice Lakes. This was the real reason why I had always wanted to come to Croatia, the pictures of this place are spectacular... After a bit of research we found that most of… Continue reading Peace in Plitvice Lakes

Croatia

Arriving in Zadar

We arrived in Zadar by a super cheap RyanAir flight (£60 return!). We were met in arrivals by a representative from AutoEurope who we had booked the car through. We got the car hire for a week for £40 and I paid about £10 for a separate carhireexcess.com insurance cover to avoid taking out the… Continue reading Arriving in Zadar