Thursday, 25 June 2009

Another little brag

Not really so much a brag as just a link to a site that I did some work for a while back - Morocco Gateway.

Tim Evans, who runs the site, gave me a very clear brief - it's aimed at travellers who don't want to do a boring if-this-is-Tuesday-it-must-be-Marrakech escorted trip, but who aren't completely go-it-alone adventurers. 'Safe' adventure, or adventurous tourism, whichever you want to call it. We evolved a number of ideas for itineraries, which I've written up to try to give a feeling for the whole experience of travelling in Morocco - rather than trying to 'sell' any particular destination.

If you click on 'articles' you can find my articles, written with my partner Jacques Combeau who is the real expert. (And also the guy who got hit on by touts all the time - his temper being much more equable than my short fuse!)

Saturday, 20 June 2009


I've just heard that a piece I wrote has been shortlisted for the Bradt/Independent newspaper travel writing prize. That's rather a thrill so I thought heck, let's brag about it on my blog.

The piece is here; it's about one of the strangest towns I've ever visited, from my trip to Morocco earlier this year.

And now back to reality; I have painting to do after having my bedroom redecorated.