Once, the most important port in West Africa, Essaouira or the Windy City is still a thriving fishing port today, and probably the nicest and the most laid back seaside resort on Morocco’s Atlantic coast.
The vibrant and charming port is the perfect combination of Portuguese, French and Berber culture.
The market and the stores here have a more authentic, local feel with fewer tourists. Take a stroll through the Old Town and enjoy the sounds, sights, and smells. You can also do your shopping here, rather than Marrakesh. The atmosphere is more relaxed, people are friendlier and you don’t feel that pressure to buy something. In some of the shops, you can see the artisans crafting their wares, especially wood marquetry. Continue Reading…
Stretching from the Saharan dunes in the East to the Atlantic coastline in the West, Morocco is full of surprises. It’s a small country, geographically speaking, but full of culture, colors and unique experiences.
If you only have a week or 10 days to spend in Morocco (like we did) you will have to choose an area to explore, usually either the North or the South. It is virtually impossible to fit all the major destinations in a trip that short.
We chose the most popular part, the South, maybe because we wanted to include a new experience for us: the Saharan desert. That meant we had to divide our trip into two separate sections. One that we could easily do ourselves with the help of a rented car, and the desert part, that can be more enjoyable and stress-free if we embarked on a desert trip with one of the tour companies. Continue Reading…
We visited the famous Carnivore on our first day in Nairobi. The restaurant calls itself “Africa’s Greatest Eating Experience” and it has been nominated a few times among the best 50 restaurants in the world. I don’t know about that and my personal opinion is that it doesn’t belong there.
Masai Mara is one of Africa’s most famous game reserves, best known for the massive annual migration of millions of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle. Every year around July they start crossing the open grasslands heading from Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park to the greener Masai Mara. Continue Reading…
In our travels we try as much as we can to organize the trips independently as the freedom this gives us enhances our experience. However, there are some countries or places, where letting someone else do all the work means you can actually enjoy the adventure.
What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you think about Africa? In my case, it was the savannah, together with everything that it represents: lions, cheetahs, leopards, and a whole variety of wildebeest that serves them as breakfast.