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Heading to Agadir on the overnight bus

After 5 great days at the Riad Verus which is where everyone should stay, I am headed to Agadir and the beach. I am really looking forward to boogie boarding, etc. I have met so many generous young people from all over , I am very happy. Haven't met anyone wanting to join my wanderings but it has pnly been a week. Looking forward to meeting Micaela on Ouaga.

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Fez Morocco


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I arrived yesterday afternoon. I am staying at the Riad Verus which is fantastic. Clean, friendly staff and right on the edge of the medina. Couldn't be better. London_22_Sep_2013_010.jpg

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Best coffee ever

Fresh roasted Ethiopian coffee

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I just had the best cup of coffee I have ever had, in my life at http://www.stjohnswaterloo.org/ . It was so smooth and tasteful. I watched the guy roast the beans on a charcoal burner, while he waited for customers. Unbelievable. I had an espresso or americano, I don't really remember. It cost 2 pounds, and was a whole meal just by itself. There was other food there, kind of a food court in the area around the entrance of the chapel. It is right across the street from Waterloo station. If you ever drink commercial coffee again - shame on you. If you come to London and don't visit this guy - shame on you.

One of the best experiences possible.

David

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London sites and sounds

Days in London

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Having a great time in London. We went to the Billingsgate Fish Market at 5am on Saturday morning. It was full of people, smells, noise and fish. Every kind of fish there is. And they all tasted wonderful, after they were cooked. Wandered around the city some more and saw lots of sites. There was a London Open House Saturday and Sunday, which lets you go in to places that normally charge fees.

Went to meet Honorary Consul Mr. Seelig today and received my Burkina Faso visa. Everything went very smoothly. I would suggest, if you need a visa, get it in your host country, if possible. Otherwise, get it in the nearest capital. You might need to wait a few days, but the cost will be less. I still have the Mali visa to obtain in Nouakchott. Better one visa than two, though.

Last thing I have to do before leaving Thursday. I am ready. I will have to figure out how to link pictures to the post.

Next stop, Fez.

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Finally the trip has begun

In London

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I arrived in London yesterday with all sorts of packages. It ended up being a simple van (just like an airporter) and I was dropped off at Mika and Gilad's apartment. Everything was ready for me here. They had put a delicious slow cooker on with lots of veggies. Fantastic at dinner. I got a hold of Mika and walked up to her office. We strolled back, bought a London SIM so I can call when necessary, and arrived safe, sound and dry. Love being here in London.

I fell asleep early, as I hadn't slept too well on the plane, which is kind of unusual. There was a beautiful full moon at about 3:30 which woke me up. Just a gorgeous night. M&G went off to work and I did more coordinating on my trip. Got a lot done, like balancing the ole check book, reading emails and feeling great about starting out.

Walked around the neighborhood, which is great. Mostly Africans and West Indians. Halal shops and hair weaving. Such a different culture. Got back to the apartment before the rain became too much. I didn't think it was right that I was in London for 24+ hours and it hadn't rained yet.

What a great beginning.

D

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