Nobody has the Intention to Raise a Wall around Catalonia

Barcelona (Spain), 09.11.2014 Ever since I first came to Barcelona at the age of 13, this beautiful city of Spain fascinated me. 25 years later I moved here with great expectations to enjoy life in an international, creative city on the Mediterranean sea. In the almost 10 months from then, with some surprise I must say that for the …

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Au Revoir Maroc

Barcelona (Spain), 21.04.2014 The motorway from Tarifa back home to Barcelona seemed like a walk in the park after the week driving through Morocco. Fearing a lot of Semana Santa traffic I left early in the morning. There was not much to discover, apart from a curious sight in a restaurant where I tried to get …

Roll through the Rif

Tarifa (Spain), 20.04.2014 With a ferry at 20:30 and 500km of mountain road ahead, I left Midelt early in the morning. Shops were still closed and the temperatures so chilly I had to get a sweater out. The night before I hadn't noticed in the darkness how the vegetation had changed from the desert in Errachida to …

South of Tangier

Rabat (Morocco), 13.04.2014 On a quiet street with few people, most of them still mentally sleeping, I enjoyed a simple breakfast in the morning: coffee with milk, bread with tomato and olive oil, orange juice. I found eggs on the menu of the bar: “fritos” (fried) or “revueltos” (scrambled). I went for the latter, fearing …

Along the Mediterranean Sea

Tarifa (Spain), 12.04.2014 In bright sunshine and 24 degrees the day started off quite well, with little traffic on the road. The last time I drove along the Mediterranean coast in Spain was over 15 years ago, and I remember being shocked by the massive construction everywhere and endless green houses covering entire valleys and …