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Chefchaouen – Morocco’s blue city

I’ll be honest. It wasn’t that long ago that I’d never even heard of Chefchaouen. However, when planning a weekend trip to Tangier and browsing Instagram I was captivated by the images of this beautiful blue city. Just over 100 kms from Tangier, Chefchaouen is a popular spot with tourists drawn to the town by […]

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2019 Travel Review

I thought I’d finish the year with a roundup of my favourite travel moments of 2019. Whereas 2018 was filled with lots of short breaks (or microbreaks as the latest buzz word seems to be) in and around Andalucia, this year we’ve ventured further afield a few times. Unfortunately, I don’t have the most generous […]

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Christmas decorations from my travels

One of my favourite parts of the festive season is decorating the Christmas tree. Over the years I’ve started a collection of baubles and tree ornaments from my travels and, to be honest, no trip is complete these days without trying to track a new one down. I don’t always manage it but I give […]

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My favourite travel accessories

There are certain things I don’t leave home without. As I live in Spain and work in Gibraltar my usual front door mantra of ‘keys, phone, purse’ has now expanded to include passport. Forget that and I can’t cross the frontier to get to work – perhaps not always a bad thing! Passport aside, here […]

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Backpacking before the internet

At the risk of sounding like an old fogey (although I have just turned 50 so I do feel slightly entitled to a certain level of grumpiness!) I can’t help feeling that young people today have got it easy when it comes to seeing the world. My first backpacking experience was in the summer of […]

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A Weekend in Tangier

If you’ve never visited Morocco before then Tangier is the perfect introduction to what can be an overwhelming country to visit. It lacks the frenetic pace of Marrakech so you won’t leave feeling as though you need another holiday to recover but, at the same time, it’s different enough from mainland Europe that you know […]