Meet and greet in Morocco
As I mentioned- in the German part- that, in my opinion, it´s more about the experience you get and less about the big pictures as you can see this in any tourist guide- like the Mosque xy, that thousands of people have already shared on flickr/picasa etc.
What I always appreciate, is to meet new people, especially from other nations and to see what there approach is to travel to a different continent by “car”, bike, motorbike, instead of just booking a package holiday- what would be either cheaper and less exhausting.
As I had really bad experiences with the douanees – 5h[!] of discussions and they send me to every station that they had in the douane + “do you have a weapon station in your car, it is a military car!”. I left the ferry as one of the first cars, as I was one of the last to park my truck on the ferry. So I drove on African ground at 15.15h local time an left the douane 20.15h. I had on the other hand a lot of time to meet new people. There have gone 3 more ferries after me, before I got into Morocco.
So I met the cool 5 French guys (2 girls and 3 boys- a kind of hippy style) who spend have the year in Senegal. So Morocco is just a drive through for them.They drove 3 vans like an old Mercedes 508 (or something like that) – very pimped. Looks a little like a hippy car..
By the way THANKS for helping in the negotiation with the “Chef” (douane) and cheers.
I met the 2 austrian Teams right after a short part of highway on a gas-station. As we both left Tangier Med after 20h, it was dark. They took the road into Atlas- “no tourist trophy”.
I met Touhami in the douane and some days later near Mohammedia. He did (or actually does as I write this) trip to Mauritania as a kind of charity. But honestly I think it is more the way I do it because I can do it.
If you want to follow and enjoy Touhami´s trip to Maretania, see this: http://hetdoelisbanjul.blogspot.be/ really amazing!
This is a nice guy I met right after Merrakech at gas station. He saw a sticker at the back of my truck that he recognized as one of his own! In other words one of the former owner of my truck has been at his camping-place in Zagora. I did not have the time to spend a night there this time, but maybe next time. btw he`s got new sanitaries this season (I need to check the address). The orange shirt is due to a Rally that just took place a week before I arrived:
Also a kind spectacular looks the crew of Deux chevaux- ca. 20!. They do the trip because the 2CV can handle it. See yourself.
…with 2 service trucks and a big sound engine.
And then I met the group with the IFAs, W50, a typical one with a plastic LAKII, an ex NVA one, a civil W50 from the author of IFA Tours and the one who saved my coffee …
Nice Guys from Cologne, Susanne and Christoph with their pimpt Land Rover. Interior well done by themselves. They got the same “tricky” color like mine: It´s sand colored not dirty
Schulbeginn um 7.50h in der Region südlich von Zagora, unzählige Fahrräder vor der Schule, some things never change.