Morocco
Morocco

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  • Day2

    Bab Doukkala und Medina

    February 17 in Morocco

    Bei unseren Streifzügen durch Bab Doukkala und die Medina gab es heute so viel zu sehen, sodass wir nach einigen Stunden ständiger Reizüberflutung, mit Augen- und Kopfschmerzen einfach nur noch Ruhe suchten.
    Die Vielfältigkeit der Eindrücke war am ersten Tag einfach heftig und schön zugleich. Die Gerüche gehen von orientalischen Gewürzen über Fleisch und Fischgeruch bis hin zu noch unangenehmeren. Auch auf die Ohren gab es den ganzen Tag etwas und so sind am Abend wirklich alle Sinne völlig erschöpft.
    Da ist die Ruhe-Oase in unserer Unterkunft eine Wohltat und ein wunderbarer Ort um den Tag zu verarbeiten.
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  • Day3

    Marrakesch

    February 18 in Morocco

    Eigentlich standen für heute nur zwei Punkte auf unserer Liste, wo wir dachten diese seien schnell erledigt.
    Morgens war erst mal Frühstück angesagt, welches es für unsere Verhältnisse erst recht spät, nämlich um 9.00 Uhr gab.
    Als ersten Punkt hatten wir uns den Blauen Garten (Jardin Majorelle) vorgenommen, aber als wir nach unserem Fussmarsch dort ankamen, war klar hier stellen wir uns nicht an. Somit gingen wir direkt zum zweiten To Do über, nämlich das Busticket nach Ourzazate für den nächsten Tag zu organisieren. Leider war das Office von CTM - welches hier direkt um die Ecke war - geschlossen und so mussten wir einige Kilometer bis zum Bahnhof laufen. Nachdem wir unsere Tickets für morgen dann endlich hatten, war es für Tina auch schon wieder Hunger-Zeit und so war die Suche nach einem günstigen Restaurant angesagt welches wir auch fanden. Ein komplettes Mittagessen für 5€ (für zwei Personen), da kann man nicht meckern. Auf dem Rückweg haben wir dann noch den Cyberpark besucht und dort etwas gechillt. Ganz plötzlich war dann auch schon wieder der Tag vorüber und bei Tina zeichnete sich immer mehr eine kommende Grippe ab😱. Nicht wunderlich da halb Marrakesch die Grippe hat.Read more

  • Day1

    Ankunft Marrakesch

    February 16 in Morocco

    Der Flug von Amsterdam war mit 4 Stunden schnell vorüber und die Temperaturen sind hier erträglicher als erwartet. Vom Flughafen mit dem Taxi zum Hotel war mit unseren tollen französischen Sprachkenntnissen kein Problem😂.
    Unser Gästehaus das "Dar Rosa" hat gerade mal 3 Zimmer und eine Dachterasse ist recht günstig aber auch dementsprechend einfach (auf jeden Fall hat der Bettbezug vor uns schon andere Gäste gesehen).
    Zum Abendessen gab es Pizza von der Strasse die immerhin in den Backofen kommt, an die anderen Sachen müssen wir unsere Mägen erst langsam gewöhnen😉.
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  • Day6

    Day 6: Marrakesh

    April 3, 2016 in Morocco

    Video about the trip: https://vimeo.com/168683743
    The final day. Today I arrived in Marrakesh. It was an good feeling to make it in time. I'm staying in a hostel close to Medina. Now I will relax for little bit and walk around Medina. Tomorrow I'm taking a bus back to Agadir, stay one more night in a surf camp and than take a flight back to Munich.
    It was an awesome journey. Not much worked out as planned, but that is what's all about by adventuring. I'm feeling well prepared for my trip to Nepal.Read more

  • Day4

    Day 4: 30°51'50" N 8°20'55" W

    April 1, 2016 in Morocco

    After a whole Day on the bike I arrived in Tafingoult late afternoon. From there my route goes right back in the heart of the Atlas Mountains. Again I was in time delay. In front of me where 2000 meter of elevation to cycle. I started cycling and fortunately a truck stopped by and took me up the mountain.

  • Day1

    Day 1: 30°36'11" N 9°32'40" W

    March 29, 2016 in Morocco

    After one week of surfing, today I started the bike journey through the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. It is the last preparation before my big journey to Nepal (www.cyclingfornepal.com), which I start on the 20th of August, 2016.
    In six days I need to be in Marrakesh which is the destination of my adventure and than take a bus back to Agadir, wherer my flight will leave the next morning. But before I talk about the end of the trip, let's start with the first day.
    It was a great one. Spectacular landscape and that was only the beginning. What niggles me was the very long uphill I had to achieve. But the reward was an awesome view and a great descent. I'm curious on what the next days will bring.
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  • Day2

    Day 2: 30°35'54" N 9°25'35" W

    March 30, 2016 in Morocco

    When I came to this spot, I was cycling uphill for over 4 hours and I wasn't even on top of the mountain pass. For my next trip I will definitly look for maps with better altitude indication.
    It was already late afternoon so I put up my tent and enjoyed the nice sunset. Because of the long uphills, I'm in time delay. So I have change the route to make up some kilometers. But first I need to get over that pass tomorrow.Read more

  • Day5

    Day 5: 31°14'26" N 7°59'10" W

    April 2, 2016 in Morocco

    Last night, I stayed on top of the mountain in a small accomodation. From there was it an epic descent towards the highest mountain in North Africa "Jbel Toubkal". I rode through many small villages with very friendly people. It was almost a perfect day, but it got overshadowed by children which threw stones at me. Fortunately I didn't get hit. I can't understand what is going on in their heads. In the evening I arrived in Asni, a small city close to the Toubkal. I got invited by a very friendly man to dinner at his house. His family was there and it was a nice impression how a moroccan family lives.Read more

  • Day63

    Marrakech

    November 4, 2016 in Morocco

    It was exciting to change this trip's momentum by visiting Marrakesh. Being so close to Europe we knew we needed to make time to visit Morocco and step foot in Africa for the first time!

    We didn't really know what to expect and what we discovered was a city flooded with lights, noise, people and craziness that can only be understood if experienced. The Medina which is at the heart of the city is where you'll find tiny streets with local shops selling everything from traditional goods to knock off brand names. It was a bit intimidating walking through the Medina as you had to weave out of the way of scooters, bicycles, and locals trying to grab your attention to come into their stores and restaurants. We quickly realized we had to be very alert at all times and walk with confidence to avoid looking like a "tourist". Oh and good luck finding a map of the tiny streets since it doesn't seem to exist, which led to plenty of wandering in the never ending maze.

    The main square was also an interesting experience and basically a huge carnival. No matter what time you visited it, there were people everywhere, mostly poorer locals trying to make money in any way they could including snake charmers, men with monkeys on leashes, traditional dancers, acrobatic acts and much more!

    We embraced this cultural immersion and got a chance to see how this predominantly Muslim country had been influenced by religion in their daily life.
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  • Day3

    Day 3: 30°28'19" N 8°52'14" W

    March 31, 2016 in Morocco

    After I got over the pass this morning I had an awesome descent. When I arrived in the valley, I decided to cycle to Taroudant. It is a bigger City. Right now I'm in Taroudant sitting in a cafe, drinking tea and writing this text.

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