2016 United Arab Emirates – Day 1 – Arrival

To the next day…

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a country located in the southeast of the Arabian Peninsula. It is made up of seven emirates: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Fujairah, and Ras Al Khaimah. The UAE is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the west and Oman to the east, and it has a coastline along the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman.

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2016 United Arab Emirates – Day 2 – Through The Al Hajar Mountains

The Al Hajar Mountains, also known as the Hajar Mountains, are a range of mountains located in the eastern part of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the northern part of Oman. They stretch for about 1,100 kilometers (680 miles) and are considered one of the most spectacular landscapes in the Arabian Peninsula.

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2016 United Arab Emirates – Day 4 – Rub‘ al Khali – The Empty Quarter

To the previous day…

The Rub Al Khali, also known as the „Empty Quarter,“ is a vast desert that covers much of the southern third of the Arabian Peninsula. Spanning across Oman, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, and Saudi Arabia, it is one of the largest sand deserts in the world.

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2011 Morocco – Day 1 – Marrakech

Around 0730 public transport was used to get to the airport FKB. First tram, then tram again, then bus. Relatively cumbersome but without problems. The winter had settled now also in Baden and everywhere lay snow and of course it was cold. At check-in my backpack was 8.5 kg. So I could have taken something with me. But I didn’t need any more as it should turn out later. Around 0930 the plane took off for Girona. Cloud cover pierced and already times little sun again after long time see.

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2011 Morocco – Day 3 – Marrakech

The Muezin began again quite early with his daily work. But I didn’t care about that around 0600. Around 0730 I got up, after I had noticed how the English girls had gone away. I visited the roof terrace with nearly the same result as the day before, only the Italians were missing. So I took some pita bread and jam, not without consuming plenty of tea and cigarettes. Somehow nobody was awake at this time, although the hostel was quite well occupied. From the alleys I heard again the typical noise of the people, dealers and moped drivers. I went into the bathroom for a shower. This should be one of the few warm showers of the tour. Or at least permanently warm showers.

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2011 Morocco – Day 4 – Essaouria

The morning it had lasted then nevertheless until approx. 0900 until I came from the bed. Did also nothing, since my bus should drive only against 1300 and I did not really know what I should look at now. So I got ready, grabbed my still not quite dry things from the terrace, recharged all my batteries and finally said goodbye to Maschud. I missed the obligatory breakfast at the Jeema this time. I went back north through the medina to the exit where the bus station is.

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2011 Morocco – Day 8 – Tafraoute

That day I got up early again. Meanwhile I had covered 500 km in the country mostly by bus. Today it should go 200 km further into the Anti-Atlas to Tafraoute. I had to bring the moped back before and to clarify the journey, which however could not be clarified actually, but had to happen spontaneously. I took another photo of my terrace in Legzira, showered abundantly with warm water and went to fetch the moped. That stood also still as I had turned it off. I also took a photo of it, because I won’t have the opportunity to be at such a place with a moped again, especially since the picture looks pretty. On the luggage rack you can also see the reserve liter of fuel in the plastic bottle, which I luckily did not have to touch although I always drove full throttle and my empty drink bottle.

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