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Day 90 (7  June 2013) In the morning, we continue to head north. But not before checking out Beja’s castle and the old part of town. [singlepic id=1662 w=620 h=540 float=center]   The castle is well preserved and reminds us of some of the medieval Templar Knights movies. We are able to look into some of the chambers and are allowed to climb up into the tower. Shortly after lunchtime, we head out of town.
Day 88 - 89 (5/6  June 2013) - First thing in the morning, we tear down the tent and cook some coffee. Today’s sky is much cloudier and it has cooled down quite a bit again. However, the persistent wind remains. [singlepic id=1636 w=620 h=540 float=center]  
Day 86 – 87 ( 3/4 June 2013) - We arrive at the municipal campground in Monte Gordo,Portugal fairly early.  Apparently, Portugal has several municipal campgrounds throughout, they may not have all the fancy facilities such as pools, supermarket, restaurants, etc… , but they have all the necessary facilities, such as showers and toilets (although they could just be squat toilets or may not have toilet seats). However, the campgrounds are usually clean, and the price is right! [singlepic id=1612 w=620 h=540 float=center]
Days 81 & 82 (29/30 May 2013)  - Since we felt, that we were slacking off lately, we went on a long ride today-- all the way to Seville. As we leave town, we run into a German couple waiting for a local bus ride close to the campground. Once they discover our plan to make it all the way to Seville today, they just shake their heads in disbelief; however, we did it! [singlepic id=1569 w=620 h=540 float=center]  
Day 78 - 80 (26/28 May 2013) - Our touring style has changed a little bit. It seems that we have finally realized, that we are not on a time-constrained vacation, but rather on a long-term, long-haul tour. We get up late and stay up late and we like to hang out a little bit longer in one spot. So it's not

Day 72 - 74 1/2 (20/22 May 2013) - We are ready to leave Meknes and want to head into the Middle Atlas Mountains toward Ifrane. Supposedly there is a campground in town where we want to stay for a couple of days. Although Meknes was relatively laid back we are ready to leave the busy cities and want to go

Discovering Meknes

We decide to take one of the Petit-taxis to explore the old part of Meknes and to do some sight seeing. The ride is quite interesting. Sometimes the one-lane road is turned into a two- or three-lane road. People cross right in front of our little car. Other cars turn left and right directly in front of us as
Day 68 & 69 (16 /17 May 2013) - We woke up early and were eager to get out of this unpleasant room and this trashy town. We wanted to get back out into the clean countryside to take a break in a field, cook some coffee, and eat breakfast. We are in such a hurry to get out of town, that we do not even notice the signs and side streets on our way. After finding a spot and filling our bellies, we continue on for a few miles. Eventually we notice that our route and our map are not syncing well together.