Morocco 2018

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  1. horshamjack

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    Some short vids we took on some of the places
    The drive to Aufous


    whilst driving to Figuig we passed Bouanane which borders with Algeria, you drive along side the baracade they have built


    This is a vid we took of Figuig, we had a coffee on the veranda over looking Algeria thru the palmerie
     
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    23766A0D-3529-447D-B583-DB92EDFBF6DD.jpeg CD831D09-C6C9-438F-9403-4D4426AB0300.jpeg Short vid of today’s drive, I noticed the same ditch/barricade running along the border with Algeria, we took a walk around the old ksar “with an enteragre of the local kids” and the disused border control building pics above if anyone comes here bring plenty of sweets,we had around 20 nippers later thankfully we had plenty
     
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    We are now at Bouarfa, in what appears to be another military town, very large and very modern, lots of shops, market etc,
    We are at Hotel Climat du Maroc parked on the tennis court, we were on our own but have been joined by a cpl of French. we’ve only seen an handful of vans over this way, you also get use of the hotel shower and ehu thrown in, and it also has a bar,
    Tomorrow we head north on the N17 towards Oujda, then along the N16 and med coast. B8094A69-062E-4DAC-BF40-B485C683DB35.jpeg 48C70B4C-DA00-44C9-9319-3E1FB5161CA0.jpeg 897FEBC9-233F-4942-9E80-6CA23616F32F.jpeg 67ED9204-04E2-48CC-B339-E5EFAA3C9290.jpeg 830350D7-6339-446A-8430-5FE6195042CA.jpeg B1E65BD9-4320-4B23-ADA6-4EFF46C77E06.jpeg
     
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    The above pics and vid are Saidia seems you need to upload back to front on this site ?



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    we wild camped outside of the town next to a mosque for travellers, there’s a spring water fountain and toilets. there was two other french vans there.
    The day after we headed to Marjane in Oujda and onto Saidia another border town with Algeria, very modern with a marina and lots of apartments and bars and restaurants. my guess is it’s very busy here in the summer
     

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  7. PhilandMena

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    Great adventure and great pictures Marc. Mena sends her warmest to you both. We plan to revisit next year.
     
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    Seems you're the only Funster left in Morocco Marc! Seen any other Brits?

    Wonder what happened to the OP? Hardly ever heard from them after they had crossed over to Tangier.
     
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    Hi Terry, yes seems i’m on my lonesome as far as funsters go, yes the op and his group were very quiet, i heard they got to Assilah lol and fell off the radar, I guess they were having such a good fun they didn’t get the time to post,
    We have seen only 8 other vans over the eastern side, some we’ve bumped into a few times, all French. we are now in Al Hocima loving this side of Morocco especially the N16 La Rocade Mediterraneenne. fab drive.
    See you both next year Marc & Sam
     
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  10. Ali n Tim

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    They posted their travels on FB.

    We spent a couple of nights with them in Agadir- they were on their way north and we were heading south :)
     
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    Ah, that's where they got to. Don't do FB

    Would have been nice if they'd reported back here occasionally though considering all the advice they got. Still takes all sorts I suppose. Glad they enjoyed themselves.
     
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    Well after 84days we are waiting for the 5pm FRS ferry out, we’ve had a great time and really enjoyed doing the eastern side, the N16 road in particular,
    From Sadia we wildcamped at Cap de l’eau, and then Beni Bouyafar the military came around here and asked for a fiche, a lot of the wild camps we asked either the police or the military who said no problem, all along from

    Oujda to Al Hoceima we see the diesel sellers selling Algerian diesel usually about 1dh cheaper although i did see it near the border about 3dh at 6.5dh a litre
    We then headed to Al Hoceima guardian parking at 20dh word of warning very steep hills,

    we then spent 2 days wilding at Torres de Alcala,and 2 days 6km along at a campsite in Cala Iris.


    yesterday we was at guardian parking in Oued Laou 30dh
    but it started raining late last night and the forecast is in for a while, there was a barragem we were going to stop at but Spain is calling as the rain is falling
    So it’s with sadness we leave 5days earlier than planned, was nice meeting up with old and new friends alike,
    and hope to see you all in 2019
    Be Lucky
    Inshallah

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  13. TerryL

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    Nice one Marc, we'll be there next year. But for now we're touring Italy.
     
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  14. JeffersonCampervan

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    Has anyone done the P4105 from Chefchaouen to Oued Laou? We're thinking this December of driving Tanger Med to Martil, then through Tetouen to Chefchaouen, then returning to the Mediterranean coast at Oued Laou , then continuing along the Mediterranean.Just not sure about driving the P4105 in a 7 m Hymer.
     
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    Not done it ourselfs so asked on Overlanding Morocco, it’s a site we use a lot if not sure, we had a reply from one of the more informed member, saying “should be ok, despite being P road, it’s pretty wide and not so twisty”
    This chap has been pretty good to date with regards to road info,
    Regards Marc & Sam
     
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    My insurance is due 1st October , I am with Safeguard , Just phoned to check about GREEN CARD for Morocco ,
    It is still free and they said it is valid for a year , just tell them when i renew and they will send me the Green Card valid for one year ...with my insurance paper work . ..
     
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    Same here Graham, renewed my ins with Safeguard in Aug, gave them dates for green card they said did not need as its valid for a year, cost zero (y) see you over there somewhere
     
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  18. Dazzlin

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    Happy Maroc guys.
    Giving it a miss for a couple of years!
    Keep it warm for when we return...........
     
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    We are planning to travel down the east side of Morrocco probably January/ February, and then return to Portugal for a month at the end of February.......ish ....
     
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    Hi Hotelman Not sure what the weather is like in Jan/Feb as the east side is on a plateau of 1000m and barron for most of the way, we encountered westerly sand storms from Algeria for large parts of the N17,
    Possibly better doing on your way out of the country, ? I could be wrong, enjoy your trip
     
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