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

Arriving in Marrakech

We arrived in Marrakech on Saturday evening and took a short walk to the arrivals lounge and passport control. We were excited and eager to see the new country and hoped we could get through quickly to make the most of our short holiday. Unfortunately, Marrakech did not co-operate and we joined the back of… Continue reading Arriving in Marrakech

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

Cycling in Split

The drive from Plitvice to Split took us down some insanely beautiful roads, as well as roads surrounded by interest and mystery. To avoid any toll roads, we took the D1 again, this time the full length into Split. At some points, we ventured through obviously military towns, which had nobody in them... (aka full… Continue reading Cycling in Split

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

Bali

Bali Road Trip; Amed, Lovina, Munduk, Kuta, Uluwatu.

After some amazing beaches in Lombok, we returned to Bali on the slow boat from Lembar. We headed back to Kuta and checked into Ananta guest house, a lovely little apartment along one of the backstreets. Last time we were in Kuta, when we first arrived in Bali, I lost my purse on a night… Continue reading Bali Road Trip; Amed, Lovina, Munduk, Kuta, Uluwatu.