Education by Astonishment - Morocco trip
Expect the unexpected is mostly what we expected from our trip to Morocco!
We’d heard that although only ten miles across from southern Spain it was like entering another world, one that was much poorer and that in places could still be like a scene from a couple of thousand years ago.
To visit somewhere new and different we were overall very excited – yet also slightly apprehensive from travelling in an unknown country with our two young boys, Daniel, aged five, and Darley, three.
Also from driving our £40,000 Swift Escape motorhome in a country that we’d been told was very poor… Then we’d been told the roads were suspect in places. Also that the campsites for us campers used to our Camping And Caravanning Club sites in Britain or C&CC approved ones in Spain might not be quite up to scratch.
Organising the trip
The ferry from Algeciras to Tanger was booked for us by the experts at the C&CC ahead of us leaving Britain a few weeks ago, and also we had the required jabs at our local doctor’s surgery a few weeks ago before we’d set sail on Brittany Ferries from Portsmouth to Santander. In the end we decided not to take our collie dog, Colin, as we heard it could be hard work getting him back into Spain, so we booked him for a doggie holiday in kennels near Malaga.
We read up on Morocco and decided our route for the ten days we had there. We became familiar with the forms we’d need to fill in on the boat in order to import (then on the way home, export) our motorhome. And of course we learned how to say “hello” and “thank you” in Arabic!