A winter's week in Essaouira, Morocco

Essaouira was not somewhere I had heard of until recent times. Having proven itself to be so welcoming, I've ended up staying here for nearly one week. To put that into perspective, consider that the average tourist visiting Morocco would likely a) visit Marrakesh and b) for typically no more than 3-5 days though largely due to the infrequency of flight schedules I'd imagine. With Easyjet's direct Luton to Essaouira route introduced less ...

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The Unlikely Traveller has returned...

To travel life having safely arrived on the Atlantic coast in a city named Essaouira (pronounced Essa-weera).   Leading up: It would be fair to say that for many days leading up to my departure I was a little hesitant. After all, I'd had settled back into 'normality' for over six weeks and therefore the prospect of solo travel to an African continent had me feeling somewhat ambivalent, som ...

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I've returned to the UK...

And so naturally I have mixed feelings and emotions right now on this first morning 'home'.  Besides it's looking like it's going to rain heavily soon - an element I've happily gone without for so long. Remember it's not just the physical manifestation of rain that I will find depressing, but of course the mental side effect it will bring. For this last reflective post, it's in the direction of the past we must go b ...

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Has travel changed me? Have I had fun?

If the first question I'm asked from people back home is 'Have you had fun?', I might find it hard to hide my disappointment.  You see in that instant you will have unintentionally and inadvertently informed me that you are clueless and somewhat ignorant to the reasons behind my undertaking of such a journey. 'Fun', I'm assuming, is the primary objective for teenagers and gap-year students travelling ready to em ...

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Meteora to Delphi - what a schlep!

Dear readers, It saddens me to say this will be the last explorative post as I envisage only a couple of philosophical and reflective writings for my final few days. As sad as that might be, you have my permission to chuckle at the fact that my last day of exploration proved to be one of the most tedious, transportationally. Seriously though, eight months later and literally ...

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