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Day 4: Climb to Jebel Toubkal (4167m)

I really was a struggle get up and start walking at 7am, but I hadn’t come here to sleep in. So I left my warm sleeping bag and layers of blankets and after my morning call headed out into the still dark outside. It was busy outside, with  many groups starting this early. I’m not […]

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Day 2: Decision time… To continue or not?

I woke after a bad nights sleep to more bad weather. I wasn’t yet raining but you could see it in the distance… I had planned to do the ‘Toubkal circuit’ which 7 days and took you into some quite isolated and remote territory. I had to rely on the weather being good as one […]

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A dramatic exit from Yangshuo…

I was up early ready to leave Yangshuo. The hotel hadn’t been very good, and I had a feeling there were going to be problems over payment… I was owed 5Y over some washing I got cleaned. Five Yuan isn’t much at all (about 50p), that wasn’t the point however. It was the principle. Predictably […]

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Getting VERY lost!!

I started the day feeling quite lazy and uninspired. (I must have known what lay ahead) Around midday I headed into the Yangshuo park which was quite nice. I then started climbing up one of the peaks that would seemingly provide amazing views of the surrounding countryside and city. The vegetation was quite dense but […]

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