Berber Desert Odyssey – Camels and Starlight

In search of just deserts The word desert is an evocative one and conjures up visions of endless sand dunes, a barren landscape interrupted only by lush but rare oasis and scenes from films with men driven mad with thirst searching for water. The desert environment is an unfamiliar one for most of us and for this reason alone attracts …

Luxor – Egypt’s Museum City by the Nile

Visiting Luxor 0n an organised excursion involves an extremely tight itinerary, visiting the Valley of the Kings, the Temples of Hatshepsut and Karnak, some factory visits, quickly grabbing lunch before finishing at the Temple of Luxor. The services of a guide are welcome, they offer a constant stream of interesting facts, time however is certainly of the essence. The history …

The Marrakech Medina – Berbers and souks in Morocco

The tone of this trip to Marrakech, Morocco became apparent within the first hour or so of arrival. Sharing a ‘petit’ taxi with a French guy from the airport, the driver probably charged a little over the top but neither of us were in the mood for bartering. “An adventure had already been experienced however” The driver did not know …