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What Lovely Melons

On the day riding out of Chefchaouen, I first passed along a fertile, wide-bottomed gorge, through Ouazzane and continued on the road south towards Fes. Throughout the morning I’d barely eaten or drunk anything since leaving the hotel first thing. So around midday, having passed numerous stalls selling melons on the roadside, I eventually caved […]

A Taste of Morocco

A Taste of Morocco

From Mijas in Spain to Chefchaouen in Morocco Last of Spain Having finally managed to leave the villa, I was subjected to a side of Spain I hadn’t yet experienced and was glad it only lasted 24 hours. To get to Algeciras, to take the boat to Morocco, I had to cycle along the busy coastal […]

Andalusian Delight

Andalusian Delight

Cordoba and Seville provided my first real taster of Andalusia. Moorish architecture and style with partial christian transformations hinted at the complex history of the region. Andalusia is also the birthplace of Flamenco and there is no shortage of shows and kitsch shops selling polka-dotted dresses and cheap fans. The region is also famed for […]

Photos from Andalusia, Spain

Another selection of photos, this time from Seville onwards.

The Sum of all Troubles

One dedicated reader commented recently that I’ve not mentioned many troubles encountered. The simple reason for this is that, so far, I’ve not encountered many problems. Well, nothing that has caused me any serious issues. Certainly nothing that’s made me think, ‘why exactly am I doing this?’ or ‘what I’d give right now to be […]