My Journey to the Royal Wedding 2018

My Friday night departure from Ottawa, Ontario on May 18th was the start of my 10 day trip to Europe with a one day layover in London and then onward to my Poland destinations.  Coincidently, the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was to be held on the Saturday, the day of my […]

Visiting Halifax, Nova Scotia on the off-season

In late April, 2018, I spent a nice relaxing 5 days in Halifax, Nova Scotia.  It was a quiet time of year, the snow had melted and Spring had not yet sprung.  Tourists were not here in droves and many key attractions were not yet in full swing.  Nonetheless, it was a pleasant visit and […]

A day trip to Marrakesh, Morocco

In early December 2017 I spent a week anchored in Casablanca (see my blog entry) and took in a day trip to Rabat and now this time a day trip to Marrakesh.  Marrakesh is the the fourth largest city in Morocco, 240 km south of Casablanca, and serves as a major economic center and tourist […]

The overlooked – Casablanca, Morocco

I anchored my one week of Moroccan travel in early December 2017 from Casablanca, the largest city of 3.5 million people.  Also known from the 1942 film Casablanca (but filmed in Hollywood) staring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman (with the famous line, “Play it, Sam!”), this Atlantic coast city is often overlooked in favour of […]

Visiting a souk and mausoleum in Rabat, Morocco

When traveling in North African countries the markets and bazaars are called souks and are a must see.  A short distance from the Kasbah of the Udayas was a busy souk.  I don’t typically buy souvenirs during my travels, save for fridge magnets, but I couldn’t resist buying some saffron. Pure argan oil is harvested […]

Kasbah of the Udayas, Rabat, Morocco

Early December 2017 I spent a week in Morocco, mostly based out of Casablanca, but did manage to take a bus to Rabat for the day.  The highlight of my day was a visit to the Kasbah of the Udayas built in the 12th century at the mouth of the Bou Regreg river.  As you […]