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Mark Moxon's Travel Writing

Morocco: Space Invaders

Le Source Bleue de Meski
The natural rock pool at Le Source Bleue de Meski is very refreshing

Perhaps it was my fragile state on emerging from the desert, but Morocco really got to me for a couple of days after Merzouga. I've been in quite a few countries where I've been struck down by nasty stomach bugs – it's part and parcel of travelling in the developing world, and however careful you are, you can't really avoid being ill at some stage – and although it's possible that my tolerance of the hassles of some places has been undermined by ill health, I've been incredibly ill in places which I've adored unconditionally (such as India), and I've been incredibly ill in places I haven't warmed to as much (such as Indonesia). Morocco falls into the latter category.