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Country Summary: One Month in Madagascar

Country Summary: One Month in Madagascar

13th May – 10th June 2018 Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world and sits off the south-easterly coast of mainland Africa across the Mozambique Channel. Despite it being an island it is surprisingly large and transportation is very slow, the worst we have seen during our year of travel. It is very poor with 93% of people living on less than US$2.00 a day and majorly lacks any good modern infrastructure. What I enjoyed about our one…

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Country Summary: One Month in Ethiopia

Country Summary: One Month in Ethiopia

15th April – 13th May 2018 Ethiopia was a bit of a shock after four months travelling around South East Asia. For the first few days in Addis Ababa, the capital, we felt slightly out of our depth and were nervous for our next month of travel. Africa is less travelled by the budget backpacker than well known destinations such as Bangkok or Bali. This doesn’t mean it’s not possible it just means you need a little more time and…

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Photo Essay: Two Weeks around Northern Morocco

Photo Essay: Two Weeks around Northern Morocco

Winter sun is always great, especially when you’re escaping the grey winter days of London. I had found a reasonably cheap return flight to Fes and decided to book myself a 2 week trip to Northern Morocco over New Years. The previous year Emily and I had done a 10 day trip to Morocco in which we’d covered Marrakech, Essaouria and a 3 day trip out to the Sahara desert. This had started my love of the country and I’d…

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A Moroccan Adventure

A Moroccan Adventure

About a week ago I returned from my first Moroccan adventure. We managed to pack in a fantastic 10 days of travel including a half a week in Marrakech, a three day trip to Merzouga and the Sahara Desert and a couple of days on the coast in Essaouira. I had heard lots recommendations to visit Morocco, Marrakesh in particular, however when I asked where to visit and what to see, people didn’t seem to say anything specific; ‘Just wander…

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