Category Archives: Africa

4 Ways to book train tickets in Egypt

For some reason booking train tickets in Egypt is notoriously difficult. I am guessing this is because the train companies want total control over tourists and how they spend their $. Call my cynical but I’m sure this is what it’s about. Read on for our top four tips on how to book your travel…

A Guide to Marsa Allam Airport

In February 2019 we flew out of Marsa Allam airport in Egypt. This airport is one of the few flights that currently connect the UK to Egypt. We couldn’t find any current information about what to expect so we rocked up a whopping 4 hours early and investigated the airport. Here’s what we discovered. Marsa…

What the guide book doesn’t tell you about Morocco!

After spending four weeks around southern Morocco, we’ve collated a collection of questions our kids asked while we there! What the guide book doesn’t tell you about Southern Morocco is everything the guide books won’t tell you about the areas from Agadir down to Sidi Ifni and from Marrakech down to Zagora. Why does it…

It’s a beach life… beaches near Agadir which we can recommend. Morocco

Morocco… the country which presented us with the MOST and BIGGEST challenges.  Some of these problems included: no wifi, poor customer service, being very sick (frequently), getting ring worm, being hassled in the streets and being conned out of money. Let’s just say it was not an overly welcoming experience however, some of the beaches…

Sidi Ifni, what a cesspit. Morocco

I usually avoid leaving bad reviews on here. If I have nothing really positive to say, I tend just to avoid the subject. However after four days in Sidi Ifni we left early and headed back to Agadir to spend our only night in a hotel. We try really hard to ‘live like locals’ and show…

El Badi Palace, The Ruins. Marrakech

El Badi Palace El Badi is a ruined palace on the outskirts of Marrakesh’s medina walls.  El Badi actually means ‘The Incomparable Palace’ and it was commissioned by a Sultan in 1578.  Its construction was entirely funded by a ransom which was paid by the Portuguese after the Battle of  Alcazar (the Three Kings). Very briefly,…

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