The Quest for the Holy Quail

A 3,000 Mile Plague-Time Bicycle Ride through Morocco and its Freakiest Food

The Old Town (Melilla)

Real Moroccan food - a liver sandwich (Al Hoceima)

The sad, rubbish-strewn state of some of the Rif's hillsides (Rif Mountains)

Looking towards the sea (Rif Mountains)

Looking towards the Atlas (Rif Mountains)

The Blue City (Chefchaouen)

Typical Moroccan breakfast (Chefchaouen)

Cafe Clock's camel burger (Chefchaouen)

Arriving in the city (Tetouan)

The medina's fried fish (Tetouan)

If you're friends with the Hairy Bikers, ask 'em if they know this fella, Mohammed (Tetouan)

Fish market (Tangier)

One of two huge plates of fried fish (Tangier)

Approaching town (Larache)

A great beach, the one notable feature of this place (Moulay Bousselham)

The medina (Rabat)

Delicious roasted camel head (Rabat)

The point at which the Atlantic Coast becomes attractive (Oualidia)

The medina, cleaner than most (Essaouira)

The fishing port (Essaouira)

A pigeon pastilla, but will I find a quail? (Essaouira)

Fishy lunch, sardines and red mullet (Essaouira)

Fishing boats (Imsouane)

Surfers (Imsouane)

What remains of the old medina after 1960's earthquake (Agadir)

Street gambling (Taroudant)

City walls (Taroudant)

Morocco's dusty roads (Ait Baha)

A rebuilt hilltop village (Tizourgane)

A better view of it (Tizourgane)

Taking a break (Tafraoute)

And having a drink (Tafraoute)

Tafraoute is at the valley's end (Tafraoute)

Cycling by the Painted Stones (Tafraoute)

A big pile of Painted Stones (Tafraoute)

Napolean's Hat (Tafraoute)

My sneaky in-house wild camp (Tafraoute to Tata)

It's getting a bit deserty now (Tata)

Falkirk Steve (Tissint)

Goat liver tagine (Tissint)

When the sand blows, the road goes (Foum Zguid)

And watch out for the camels (Foum Zguid)

Medfouna, the Berber pizza (Erfoud)

Hotel camping (Tinejdad)

View from the hotel restaurant (Tinejdad)

The Todra Gorge (Todra Gorge)

The switchbacks of Dades (Dades Gorge)

The film set village and Game of Thrones slave city (Ait Benhaddou)

The bridge to the village (Ait Benhaddou)

Pea souper down the High Atlas (Toufliht)

Daytime Jemaa el Fna, the square of death (Marrakesh)

Lamb Alley (Marrakesh)

Best meal ever, juicy, crispy lamb (Marrakesh)

Snail man (Marrakesh)

A very tasty snail soup (Marrakesh)

A plate of sheep's head (Marrakesh)

The "better" hotel (Marrakesh)

The Fantastic Four - Dave, Gary, Mally and Phil (Marrakesh)

Old Dave (Marrakesh)

Bin El Ouidane reservoir (Beni Mellal)

Clouds appear in more ways than one (Azrou)

The way to sanctuary (Fes)

Gateway to the medina (Fes)

James's lovely house (Fes)

The Quest for the Holy Quail: A 3,000 Mile Plague-Time Bicycle Ride through Morocco and its Freakiest Food

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