In this full-length episode of Intrepid Journeys, Dave Dobbyn arrives in the Kingdom of Morocco, and finds himself bowled over by the sites, sounds, the sense of living history, the friendly people — and the sugar-heavy local tea. Uplifted to heights both spiritual and comedic, he wanders the world's largest medieval city, in Fez; visits Hassan ll Mosque in Casablanca, one of the world's largest, and finds himself donning a British accent as he starts a camel trek in the Sahara. From Casablanca to Marrakesh, the journey offers Dobbyn a sense of delight and creative renewal.
The silence of the Sahara is a gorgeous song and a soothing ambience against the bum grinding dance of my camel. Eight hours on a dromedary is enough to destroy the toughest glutes and it does mine. My trousers barely recognise my two bottoms next morning, though it prepares me well for my upcoming mule trek.– Dave Dobbyn reflects on a camel ride in the Sahara in his travel diary