I recently wrote about my adventures surfing in Morocco for the visually stunning and fun Women’s Surf Style Magazine’s Spring/Fall 2013 issue. Compared to European surf destinations, Morocco is still relatively unknown as a surf destination, despite its plentiful beaches and perennial sunshine. Read below and then book your trip (or the other way round, I don’t mind which) with the following link, or grab a copy from their website.
Awhile back I wrote a feature for inTravel magazine about my time working on an archaeological excavation in Jordan, an excerpt of which is included below:
Admittedly, it was with a mixture of trepidation and excitement that I initially accepted a position as a volunteer archaeologist in Jordan. Stories of grotesque camel spiders and venomous snakes were a source of apprehension, but the thought of working with the local Bedouin people on ancient sites in Jordan’s picturesque Dana Biosphere Reserve quenched any initial misgivings.
Soon after arriving in Amman we were all whisked off on a long journey south to Jordan’s remote Dana Biosphere Reserve. As Jordan’s largest nature reserve, it is home to a variety of endangered species and a series of mountain ridges, not to mention the ancient Ata’ta tribe. Moonlight and stars were the only source of light as they shone on the enormous canyons and small villages we passed through, with the van bringing us closer to the Wadi Feynan Ecolodge, which was to be our home for the next month.
To read the entire feature, head to inTravel’s website here.
On the surface, everything seems still. The wind barely emits a rattle out of the bushes, and no sign of life stirs on the surface of the water. Even the traditional prairie house hidden amongst the foliage appears deserted, with no activity to be discerned from its curtained windows. But if you look a little closer, the marshes are teeming with life.
Nestled in the High Atlas mountains near Agadir, Morocco's Paradise Valley is an oasis of aquamarine beauty for intrepid hikers.