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5 Stories Behind My Favourite Photos Taken in 2017

Every year I try to go through all the photos I have taken. I never succeed at it since I take way too many shots, but it’s the intentions that count, right?

2017 has been a year of change. We are slowly changing our way of travelling, not intentionally, just doing what works best for us and learning from our mistakes. Our destinations are also starting to get a bit different. Both Madeira and Morocco were something special.

In this post I’m sharing 5 photos from 2017, that make me smile everytime. Each of them carries a story.

#1 Making new friends in Morocco

On day 2 of our trip to Merzouga desert, our host took us very close to the Algerian border. We got off our tired camels and started exploring the surrounding area, while he was looking after the animals. 20 minutes later, when I was coming back as the first of our tiny group, there was a foreign man asking me something. Read More

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Essential Tips For Visiting Fez, Morocco

Fez was the first bigger city we had visited and that’s why it was still full of surprises. Once you are familiar with the system, it’s more of less the same everywhere around Morocco. But until you get to know it, it can be overwhelming. In this post I want to give some tips to make your Fez experience even more pleasant than ours was (many of these can also be applied to other medinas).

Tips for visiting Fez, Morocco | The Cheerful Wanderer

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How We Accidentally Scored a Cheap Tour of Fez Medina

It’s been centuries since Fez gave away its status of a capital city, but although the political power was transferred to Rabat in 1912, Fez has remained the country’s cultural and spiritual centre. Today, the medina of Fez is the largest in the world, visited by hundreds of tourists daily, all thirsty to experience one of the most extensive and best conserved historic towns of the Arab-Muslim world.

Visiting Fez, Morocco with a tour guide | The Cheerful Wanderer

Our trip to Fez was split into two days. Read More

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8 Things to Know Before Going to Morocco

You may know I am a freak when it comes to organizing a trip, so I knew quite well what I was diving into when booking holidays in Morocco, but as always, there were still some surprises waiting for me. Below are some of the things I wish I knew before leaving Europe.

1. Tap water is drinkable in certain cities.

In all guidebooks you’ll be advised not to drink tap water. We found it to be perfectly fine in some cities, like Fes and Chefchaouene. Rabat’s tap water, on the other hand, was terrible. I couldn’t make more than a sip because of the taste. Read More

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