Hiking Mount Toubkal – three lessons learnt

Being the highest peak of North Africa – Jebel Toubkal located in Atlas mountains attracts more hikers, both experienced and those less experienced, every year. Reasons for this are cheap convenient long weekend Ryanair flights from Krakow to Marrakech, relatively low costs of drive from airport to Imlil (mind! you do not want to spend more than 300 dh on taxi, for that you would need to negotiate surely), spectacular views to name just a few. The idea to climb Toubkal came into my mind during the first solo trip to Morocco while driving through Atlas on a way to…

Rabat – the less known capital of Morocco and Unesco World Heritage Site

Imagine reading through The Economist prognosis for changes in 2018 while taking a train from Marrakech to Rabat, passing by Casablanca. At one point you come across a page with news on improvements to train system in Morocco. The note actually says that the new trains will be almost twice as fast as they currently are on a way from Marrakech to Moroccan capital… (sic!) Casablanca. At one point I was speechless. Was I mixing something, did I not do proper reading about the country I am visiting to the point as not to recognise the capital properly or, which…

On a way to Erg Chebbi Dunes in Moroccan Sahara

The trip has started at unreasonable 7 AM. No one from the group known, but positive attitude maintained at all times. Turned out the group was ideal Bezos’ two pizza team, easy to make decisions with and keep on moving. The trip as planned was taken through Atlas mountains at the hight of 2260 m on Tfizi n’Tichka pass, Ait Ben Haddou UNESCO heritage site and movies set, Ouarzazate, Tinghir, grand Boumalne Dades and eventually to Merzouga with its Erg Chebbi sand dunes. While it was one of the most organized part of my seven days Morocco trip, I must…

Experience Marrakech

There are places that can be described with many words and there are some, like Marrakech, that better explained when seen. It is the first time that I had trouble to reduce the number of pictures I wanted to share. So here is a long one of Marrakech so far out of my week long Morocco trip, pictures of amazing places like Bahia Palace, Jardins Majorelle, Jemaa el-Fna, YSL Museum, La Mamounia, Koutoubia and a few others.