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The final chords of Morocco: ocean and blueness

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When we just stepped off the bus into a windy weather of Essaouira, it immediately felt that we are next to the Atlantic ocean. Viktorija as always showed some good smell of orientation and found a cheap hostel on the first random turn as soon as we hitted Medina. I love off season. Our hostel was empty with only three Workawayers hanging around. We took a dormitory room, but nobody came in those two days, so we stayed alone. The price was quite decent – 5 € per person.      Continue reading

From Atlas mountains to Sahara or how to bargain in Morocco

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After few hours ride through spectacular mountains and little villages with some Arabic music on the radio, we reached Ait Benhaddou. It has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987. But it is well known, not because of UNESCO. Several films, including Gladiator, Babel and The Mummy, were filmed here. As me and Viktorija are both movie freaks, we couldn’t resist the temptation to make a stop here.   Continue reading