Destination, Morocco

Hassi Labied and Erg Chebbi

Once again we woke up inside a bus, but the landscape outside is quite different. There seemed to be a seemingly endless nothingness, broken only by small clusters of buildings every once in a while. Slowly, the bus empties, until only half a dozen tourists remain. The driver pulls up to a small town in the middle of nowhere and announces that we have arrived in Merzouga.

Erg Chebbi
Erg Chebbi with dunes reaching up to 150 meters in height.

We were met with a bunch of touts, something that we are already used to in Morocco. Each one was offering to take us to a hotel, and we ignored the calls, except for one: Hassan Ougnir’s of the La Source Inn, where we made reservations for.
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Morocco, Preparation

Project Morocco

When I published my Morocco travel expenses, friends started messaging me expressing their surprise at the figures I presented and asked for tips on how to plan a trip to Morocco. I promised them I'd give a copy of my spreadsheet, which has our itinerary, budget, list of accommodation we considered staying at and links to various resources. Since it's…read more

Snapshot Morocco: Volubilis

Our Moroccan adventure is off to a good start! Instead of staying at Casablanca (our point of entry), we hopped on the train to Fes and got off at Meknes, one of Morocco's old imperial cities. There's not as much tourist here, so the touts aren't as agressive. Or maybe we're just too oblivious. The ruins of Volubilis Oddly enough,…read more