January 6, 2006

Ronda to Tangier - Long Travel Day

We took the first train from Ronda to Algeciras today which left at 9:30am. As we walked to the station the city seem deserted We thought everyone might have a sugar hangover fro... continue reading

January 7, 2006

Casablanca - Meeting new friends

Started another long travel day with a 9am train to Casablanca. The train was packed so we had to stand near the bathroom and doorway for three out of the 5 hour ride. At least w... continue reading

January 8, 2006

Casablanca - Generous Moroccan hosts

As planned we met Mohamed and Brahim at 10:30 this morning. The skies were nothing but blue and we were excited to see what the day would bring. After hopping on the local bus we... continue reading

January 9, 2006

Casablanca - Hassan II Mosque

Today we visited the the third largest mosque in the world. The Hassan II Mosque which was built in 1984. We could only go inside with a tour, but we felt viewing the outside was e... continue reading

January 10, 2006

Casablanca to Essaouira - Another Stink'n Holiday

We woke up at 6:15 am today and walked to the bus station where we arrived at 7:00 am to catch the 7:30 am bus to Essaouira. No luck, the bus was full and the next available was no... continue reading

January 11, 2006

Essaouria - The Great Feast

Today is the Islamic Easter Holiday and the reason we had so much trouble traveling yesterday. The holiday is also referred to as the Great Feast because each family buys a whole l... continue reading

January 12, 2006

Essaouira - The waiting game

We made our way to the bus station to make the 9:30 am bus this morning. At 12:30 pm we took off. It took 3 hours for them to fill the bus to capacity and we tried to relax and n... continue reading

January 13, 2006

Agadir - Watch out for Jason

Hopefully everyone is safe and sound as it's Friday the 13th. We are in paradise right now and thought we'd rub it in. The weather is in the mid 70's and sunny. We haven't been ... continue reading

January 14, 2006

Agadir - Bright sunshiny day

Another beautiful day!! I went for a run along the beach while Craig put together a picnic lunch for later. Back at the beach we enjoyed our picnic while watching the waves roll ... continue reading

January 15, 2006

Agradir - One more day in Geriatrica

Today was just another relaxing day in Geriatrica, as Ronaldo put it. All the German and French retirees vacation down here in there RV's. We are definetley in the minority as far ... continue reading

January 16, 2006

Agadir to Marrakech - Off to Marrakech

Another long travel day. Our bus left on time but due to consistent rain we got into Marrakech about 1 1/2 hours later than we planned. We walked towards the medina and splurged ... continue reading

January 17, 2006

Marrakech - Lively Marrakech

The rain stopped today but it was still really brisk outside as we headed to the patio for the breakfast our hotel provided. The dining room was decked out with wall to wall cushi... continue reading

January 18, 2006

Marrakech to Meknes - We have seats

Today was just a long travel day today and not much happened. We caught the 11:00 am train to Meknes and arrived in Meknes at 6:00 pm. Our butts hurt from sitting all day, but hey,... continue reading

January 19, 2006

Meknes - Cheap Souvenirs

It was our last full day in Morocco today, so we made sure to finish our shopping for cheap souvenirs today. The morning was rainy and we had no desire to get out of bed, so we did... continue reading

January 20, 2006

Meknes to Seville - 1 train, 1 ferry and 1 bus

First of all, Happy 90th birthday Grandma Annie We started the day today with hopes of making it to Cordoba, Spain but had our doubts. All our connections needed to be on time. ... continue reading