The Cold War Iron Curtain at Check Point Alpha near Marienborg in Germany is a remarkable place.
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During our years of overland travel we’ve heard much about it – Willys Treffen – an International overland travel event in Germany. It’s the yearly meeting point for the vehicle dependant overland traveler and enthusiasts. This year 2010 it was the 31-st time since 1979, named after the organizer Willy Janssen. An impression of this unique and totally amazing event with more than 650 vehicles in 2009 and at least equal in size in 2010.
Andorra is known as a tax-free haven – prices are lower than in the surrounding countries Spain and France. Wondering if it’s worth to plan a fuel stop in Andorra? Here’s our story about cheap diesel in Andorra, decide for yourself if it’s worth the effort.
The Cadiz province in southern Andalusia, Spain is a great area to explore as we already found out in spring 2010 before heading off to Morocco. Places like Seville, Jerez de la Frontera, Arcos de la Frontera and the nature parks Los Alcornocales and Sierra de Grazalema are absolutely worth a visit. Though for those traveling by campervan, motorhome, RV or caravan the Cadiz interior is not the easiest region to travel in as we experienced in the summer of 2010. Have a look.
Do-It-Yourself / Home Improvement / hardware stores are slowly appearing in the Middle-East and Asia. Over the past 4 years traveling overland by 4x4 truck we’ve noticed subtle changes in a region where the traditionally small “Souq” style store is still very dominant. Here’s a peek into the DIY / Home Improvement market in Morocco. And for those heading overland towards South Africa – the last one-stop-shop to buy DIY materials.
Take any Moroccan guide book and you find Tiznit mentioned as the place to look for traditional Berber silver jewelry. But Tiznit is more than that, Berber jewelry comes with another remarkable trade, the Moroccan Kaftans, Jellaba’s and Takchita’s. On top of that, the relaxed southern Moroccan atmosphere makes exploration of the shops a treat.
Escaping European winters is a growing trend among pensioners. Popular nearby destinations are Spain, Portugal and Turkey with mild winter climates. But for those who favor warm mild weather, the winter sun in Morocco is luring more and more pensioners. Here’s a peek into a popular pensioner destination, Agadir on the Atlantic coast, with a new campsite that specifically caters to European pensioners.
The area between Marrakech, Essaouira and Agadir in Morocco is known for it’s Argan trees. Not surprisingly, the area is littered with small Argan oil factories, which are traditionally run by Moroccan women. Here’s a bit about how argan oil - the traditional way – all very bio or organic.