Hotel Omar

We left Nador mid morning, and as we were 130km east of our planned entry into Morocco at Al Hoceima we needed to get back on track somehow. So we headed south towards Taza to try and pick up the route.

Hotel Beautiful

The ferry crossing to Nador was about six hours and as we hadn’t paid the extra for a cabin, all we could do was find somewhere to sit. After having some lunch we moved to a lounge area. There was a TV in the corner showing what looked like the weekly lottery number selection. The number selection was punctuated with two kids chanting some sort of prayer in Arabic, in very annoying high pitched voices. This seemed to go on for hours, and me and Chris were both chanting along by the end.

Ferry to A̶l̶ ̶H̶o̶c̶e̶i̶m̶a  Nador

I set my alarm for 06:30, so we could be ready to leave at 07:30. The journey was about 3 hours to catch the 12:00 ferry from Motril in Spain to Al Hoceima in Morocco. We would arrive in Morocco at dusk but had a hotel booked for the night near the port. We arrived at the port in Motril at 11:00, just in time to check-in, only to discover that our ferry had left 2 hours earlier!


There are two routes leading to Auberge Les Etoiles. There is the long way, around the mountain on a relatively easy route used by most of the car and truck traffic. Then there is the short way, up a steep, winding trail with some worrying drop-offs to one side.

Arrival in Marrakech

After flying in from a very cool Amsterdam, first impression when getting off the plane in Marrakech is… phew, it’s hot 😎. The gauge reads 27°, and is untypically warm for the time of year.

This is the start of Chris Scott Adventure, a guided fly and ride tour around Morocco led by Chris Scott, the author of “The Adventure Motorcycling Handbook”, “Morocco Overland” and several other books.


Albania is covered in these bunkers, about 170,000 of them. Built during the Enver Hoxha governnment from the 1960’s to the 1980’s. Most were abandoned in the early 90’s following the collapse of the communist government but some have been reused for all sorts of purposes, such as cafes and museums. 170,000 of these bunkers dot the Albania countryside This bunker is looking a bit worse for wear