I visited Imlil because it was in the Atlas Mountains (which I’d heard were beautiful) and because, according to the map, it appeared to be a do-able half-day’s journey from Taroudant (which I hadn’t heard about but enjoyed very much when I somehow ended up there). But getting the journey to Imlil done required a very full day, with three different grand taxis, a mini bus, and lots of waiting and staring into beautiful space: Upon arrival, I was underwhelmed […]
While in Berrechid, I met Rekaya: She’s from Tafraoute and she told me that her hometown was the very best place in Morocco. She googled Tafraoute on her phone and showed me the image results: golden mountains, palm trees, huge blue boulders. She didn’t know why someone had coated those big rocks in paint, but she smiled and shrugged and said that she did know that the people in Tafraoute were nice, and that it was a beautiful place. I […]
After spending a fun weekend in small-town Brittany for a friend’s birthday party… …I decided to go to Belle Île, an island off the coast of northwest France. I don’t remember why I decided to go. I think I’d looked at the Brittany region on a map and was surprised that there was an island there. And that it had a hostel. So I thought I should check it out. It turned out that two other guests at the party […]
The definitive glossary of sailing terms for new sailors…if you’re the type of new sailor who mostly just lays around on the boat while it cruises around the Caribbean. Corrections are welcome, as I really have no idea what I’m talking about here. Click on a photo to open a slideshow with captions: Next time I’ll learn about wind and sails. More lazy adventures here.
In contrast to the arid badlands in southern Martinique, the mountains on the north end of the island are lushly green and misty. Equally wild and beautiful, but (slightly) more inhabited. It was a very lucky Monday* for me because E. had her cousin’s car that day and wanted to explore. So off we went: We drove for about an hour, parked the car, and wondered where all the people had gone. Fortunately, there were signs of life at one […]
Two of the local beverages in Martinique: The Lorraine factory doesn’t do tours (I asked) and neither does the Didier bottling facility (I was told). And the Didier water source is not accessible. BUT! There’s another waterfall that is called “Didier Falls” for some unknown reason. So why not take a walk in the jungle and pretend it was a visit to the source for both products? More lazy adventures here.
a long walk in a Caribbean desert… After the hike, there was, of course, a good meal: Poulet boucane isn’t grilled like any ol’ BBQ chicken. Check out the process: More un-extreme outdoor fun here: The Lazy Aventurer
Thank you BBC Travel for describing my hike in Cocora Valley: Colombia’s Valley of the Palms But I took more photos (click on any photo to open a slideshow): Somehow, even after 5 hours of hiking, I still managed to drag myself up to the overlook in Salento and then wander back to the hostel through the colorful town. Must have been the hot chocolate and cheese. Or the fried…everything. More un-extreme outdoor fun here: The Lazy Adventurer