Author: rigomagno

One night in Tangier

Tangier is a bustling port city in the North of Morocco, the perfect spot to depart for the south of Spain. The bus journey from Chefchaouen to Tangier was a real pleasure, the bus traversing wide valleys against backdrops of craggy mountain ranges. The bus station at Tangier is located well outside the city and we were obliged to get a taxi into the Hotel Continental. The taxi cost us 70 Dhs and seemed like a pretty reasonable deal, who knows if it was or not.  Our faith in taxi drivers across the world remains low, one never knows what...

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Prague in Winter- A Traveller’s Tale

We flew into the capital of the Czech Republic, Prague, on a winters  afternoon, over dazzling snowfields, broken up by small forrest tracts. You have to remember that snow is a novelty to Aussies, we are more likely to see red dust on the side of the tarmac. It really was a wonderful sight, surreal almost or should we say Kafkaesque? Fortunately the runways were clear and we landed without incident. We  negotiated customs and passport control without a hitch which was a marked contrast from our departure  from Turkey, where it took over two hours to get our...

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Meeting Friends in Sligo- A Traveller’s Tale

When you are travelling long term or living overseas, it is always nice to have a few little reminders of home and the best kind comes in the form of friends who will make the effort to visit  you. We knew it was going to be a long day when we booked our flight to Ireland from Malaga. The plane was due to go at 7:45am and the only shuttle we could get was at 5:00am, so we were up and about at 4:00am. It wasn’t until we were at the airport that RyanAir pulled its now common trick...

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We have been nominated for the Liebster Award

Wow, we can hardly believe it but we have been nominated for an award, the Liebster Award for Bloggers. The Liebster award is a bit like the Oscar’s, an award given by Bloggers to Bloggers and is intended to support and raise the profile of new bloggers in the online community. We have been nominated by one of our contemporaries (not really she is much younger and more energetic than we are) Cindy’s Travel Diaries. Cindy writes her blog in 2 languages, French and English and whilst she hasn’t been everywhere it is on her list, if you are...

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What to do with 2 nights in Gibraltar

  Who hasn’t heard of “The Rock”? We aren’t talking of the erstwhile star of The Mummy here; not you Dwayne…. We were, once again toodling along the Spanish freeways, which we love; with the exception of the exorbitant tolls, on the way to Gibraltar.  In hindsight we should have used the “no toll road” setting on the Here.com  mapping program, which both avoids tolls and lets you travel more slowly via small villages and roads.  Although to be fair, after our trip to Granada perhaps sticking to the freeways was a good idea. Gibraltar is a fabled land of...

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