Built in 2500 BC, the Clava Cairns, like Stonehenge, is another location deeply related to the movements of the sun, the moon and the stars. Part of a larger landscape of similar buildings, there are three separate Cairns in this location. They are thought to be dedicated to a King, his Queen and their Prince son. The Father […]Read more "Scottish Stonehenge, Clava Cairns Scotland"
Celebrating some favourite Canadian memories during my first Canada day away! Always a top memory when thinking of Canada for me is hockey or skating in some way. Especially outdoors. This could be on the Rideau canal in Ottawa, playing a big outdoor tournament in a small northern Ontario town or playing boot […]Read more "Happy Canada day 2015!"
Stonehenge is one of the most fascinating and mysterious places in the UK. This is an often talked about place with many different theories surrounding it. Some of the places linked to it are older, some even 6000 years older! Still to this day, no one seems to be sure as to why this place has […]Read more "Stonehenge and its many mysteries"
After a quick stop in Edinburgh, we hopped on the bus and were off to Dunkeld! Dunkeld is best known for its cathedral. The Dunkeld cathedral features the tomb of the notorious Celtic Atilla. The Wolf of Badenoch The Celtic Atilla, better known as the Wolf of Badenoch was one of the darkest, most evil […]Read more "The Celtic Atilla! Dunkeld, Scotland"
We found ourselves back near Marrakech, about half an hour away in the Ourika Valley. Somehow finding ourselves staying in the luxurious Bab Ourika, thanks again to Untraveled Paths. The Kasba extends in to the beauty of the valley itself. The mountains in the background, the falls and the sunsets make time spent there relaxing […]Read more "The Doorway to Heaven, the Ourika Valley"
Water used to run all through the ground of Morocco. These wells are now completely dry. They have been kept in tact in order for visitors to see what the water had created. As the wells dried out, people lived in them. Walking through the caves is a very interesting experience. As you can imagine, in the […]Read more "Dried wells of Morocco"
And so, our trip began. Leaving Marrakech in some ways was a relief. It is a very fast paced, in your face type of place. It also helped that we were leaving for some amazing views! It was a little bit windy up there… ok it was very windy! But the views were fantastic. Some of […]Read more "The journey through Morocco"
At this point, the journey had been quite long, but we had made it! With Untraveled Paths The Sahara Desert Experience we were now in the desert staring at camels (dromedary actually)! We had a few minutes to put our bags down and right away it was time to hop on! Being in the desert is […]Read more "Camel Riding In The Sahara Desert, Morocco"
Ait Benhaddou, is a world heritage site, a great example of Moroccan architecture, many buildings in the country take after this fortified city. The city is on the former caravan route from the Sahara desert to Marrakech. It is in a great location, right near its own Oasis, and of course water. Like many other places […]Read more "Ait Benhaddou, Morocco"
“Marrakesh is simply the nicest place on Earth to spend an afternoon” -Winston Churchill The way to Marrakech! The “Paris of the Sahara” foreshadowing the delicious food to come, this mountain of tagine dishes was just the start of our journey in Morocco. Marrakech is famous for its souks! Normally souks are saved for Sundays, they are the […]Read more "Marrakech, Morrocco"