Surfing in Morocco, Part II

Surfing in Morocco, Part II

My Moroccan surfing adventure had got off to a shaky start. After a couple of weeks of searching, I still hadn’t been able to find a suitable board. On top of that, it turned out the car I had rented didn’t have folding back seats, so even if I had managed to buy a board I couldn’t have fitted the bastard in the car anyway. So instead of paddling out at Safi to ride its famous point break, I was…

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Survivors, Wrecks and Relics, Part I

Survivors, Wrecks and Relics, Part I

Rare America I’m a bit partial to old aircraft and aviation history, and have been lucky to visit many museums and historic sites during my travels. I thought I’d post some photos of a few US World War II aircraft, remnants and related artefacts that I’ve come across. I hope they will be of interest to other aircraft nuts. This post only includes aircraft and relics from outside the United States. Photographing aircraft in museums can be challenging, especially if…

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Exploring Paradise Valley

Exploring Paradise Valley

An hour’s drive north-east of the coastal city of Agadir, Paradise Valley lies in the foothills of the High Atlas Mountains. If you walk far enough up the gorge, you can find some peace and solitude away from the crowds and cafes. If you liked this post, you may also enjoy Paradise Valley?, Exploring Marrakech Know someone who might like this post?

Paradise Valley?

Paradise Valley?

I was doing a little online research into what to see around the coastal town of Agadir, and came across Paradise Valley. The official website for the area told of a ‘breathtaking oasis’, a ‘serene haven’ of ‘stunning natural beauty’, featuring ‘lush greenery…cascading waterfalls, and crystal-clear natural pools’. Online photos of Paradise Valley looked amazing, so I immediately added it to my must-do list. As is was closer to my accommodation, I decided to take the back way to Paradise…

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Surfing in Morocco, Part I

Surfing in Morocco, Part I

One of the many reasons I came to Morocco was for the surf. The nation has nearly 2000 kilometres of coastline, the vast majority of which is regularly belted by Atlantic swells. Once the destination of counter-culture adventurers way back when, Morocco is now an established surfing destination with some world renowned breaks. Having not had a surf since leaving New Zealand, I figured it was high time to get back into the water. I bought a wetsuit from a…

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Exploring Marrakech

Exploring Marrakech

I just spent a week exploring Marrakech, and I’m here to tell you, it’s a fascinating place. Here’s a little of what I found. If you liked this post, you may also enjoy Podcast Episode 17. Back in North Africa, El Djem Colosseum Know someone who might like this post?

Podcast Episode 17. Back in North Africa, Morocco

Podcast Episode 17. Back in North Africa, Morocco

G’day all and welcome to the Midlife Crisis Odyssey Podcast, where not all who wander are lost, but some of us definitely are. It was a relief to finally touch down in Tangier, Morocco, and good to be back in North Africa. If you liked this podcast, you may also enjoy Podcast Episode 4. Driving in Tunisia, Podcast Episode 11. The Minibuses of Sharm El Sheik Know someone who might like this podcast? You can share it with the social media…

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Built for Speed

Built for Speed

The National Technical Museum in Luzern, Switzerland, is one of the the city’s top attractions, and being a bit partial to historic aircraft and cars, I headed along for a look. After spending time in the aviation and motoring exhibitions, I was wandering the remainder of the museum when I came across a display of winter downhill sporting equipment. After my recent visit to the Bergisel Ski Jumping Stadium in Innsbruck, I was keen to further my knowledge of potentially…

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Leaving Austria Again

Leaving Austria Again

I’ve really enjoyed traveling across Austria. It’s a beautiful place with a fascinating history. But the time has come to move on, and I’ve booked a train ticket to Switzerland. Birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Salzburg I’ll let you know what I find when I get there. Until then, bear in mind this old Austrian proverb: ‘The earth does not shake when the flea coughs’ Wise words. If you liked this post, you may also enjoy Sampling a Sachertorte, Where…

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Where Eagles Dare

Where Eagles Dare

Bergisel Ski Jumping Stadium Long suffering readers of Midlife Crisis Odyssey will be familiar with my love of the Olympics. Summer or winter games, the Olympics are a two week festival of sport that has me glued to the telly. I’ve been lucky to visit a few Olympic sites during my travels, and when I arrived in Innsbruck, I was keen to add another one to the list. Innsbruck was the host of the 1964 and 1976 winter games, and…

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