Hey, Newbies!

I’m just kidding. Im very much still a newbie myself! I was asked by a follow blogger if I would provide them with some information as to what I felt wasted my time being a new blogger and what was counter productive to growing my blog. Of course, I was more than happy to share…

I see trees of green, red walls too…

I see them stood tall, for me and you. And I think to myself what a wonderful world. Marrakech is referred to as the ‘Red’ city. But it’s not just the city walls that surround the Medina that are red, most buildings in the city are red too. In fairness, during the day they are…

1001 Arabian Nights

We were told many facts and stories whilst on our big red tour bus, but one of them stuck with me more than most. This is the story of Queen Scheherazade. There once was an Iranian King called King Shahryar who was happily married to his beautiful wife. One day, he discovers his wife has…

Betsy is finally getting a facelift!

For anyone who hasn’t met Betsy, she’s our beautifully pink 1970s Volkswagen Bay Window. You can learn all about Betsy here. Betsy is starting to look very tired and sun damaged in her old age so we thought it was about time we spruced her up a little and gave her some serious TLC! Betsys…

We like to drink with Tom cause Tom is our friend…

But what happens when he can’t drink in Marrakech? 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Absolutely nothing, because you can drink in Marrakech! I hear a sigh of relief from most brits! If you’re not already aware, Marrakech is a predominately Muslim country, which to us boozy brits means you’re essentially…

I’m a Berber, I’m a Berber, I’m an original Berber!

They shouted at us. Constantly. Every single person who seemed to be trying to sell us some form of service or product claimed they were an original Berber from the Atlas Mountains. Before we came to Morocco we had never even heard of a Berber. Upon leaving Morocco, we’re now pretty clued up! So, what…

Be our guest, be our guest. Put our service to the test!

Pretty much sums up the lovely home from home comfort you feel as soon as you walk through the door at Hotel Darsor. Ahmed could not do enough to please us and make us feel welcome! Upon arrival we were asked to come in, sit down and drink some tea before anything else was even…

Sit Down, Have a Cuppa. We Can Talk All Night Long…

For the people of Morocco, this tea is more than just a drink, their whole social network seems to revolve around it. I guess it’s pretty similar to us meeting a friend for a pint at our local. Many Moroccans will sit out until the early hours of the morning talking over a tea at…

When No, Doesn’t Mean No

I like to think of myself as being fairly well travelled with quite a few different experiences under my belt. I like to think that there isn’t much that phases me or many situations that I can’t handle myself in. I thought all of this, until my first hour in Marrakech… We had been awake…

Shut Up And Put Your Dirham Where Your Mouth Is…

That’s what you get for waking up in Marrakech… It’s that time again, time for me to shut up and put my money where my mouth is. In one of my earlier posts, I told you I use Numbeo to estimate my travel spends and then add 20% for ‘Just in case’ We’re off to…

Is The Grass Really Greener On The Other Side – What Do We Know?

I know were not the only ones who spend our time scrolling through instagram post after instagram post looking at these beautiful beaches, mountains and lakes. And oh those vans, the beautifully converted vans, all singing all dancing, wood interiors which are incredibly heavy and very bad for fuel economy – Is this all really…