Who Are Ali and Dilshad Karim?
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We were both born in Kisumu, Kenya, and after Ali completed his higher education in England at Loughborough University; we migrated to Ottawa, Canada; where our two boys, Imran and Zameer were born. After 9 years in Ottawa, and wanting a change from the cold climate in Ottawa, we decided to move to the other extreme :), and settled in hot hot Dallas, Texas, USA.

After our boys had grown up; Dilshad decide to start working at American Airlines; which allowed heavily discounted flights to most of the world. And so started our passion for traveling around the world.

We are now in their late 50's, and want to visit as much of the world as possible, before we can no longer do it. We like to visit places as Travellers vs as Tourists and experience places like locals by staying at small locally owned/operated bed and breakfasts as homestays with locals. We also prefer to travel to places that are off the beaten path, less touristy and prefer unexplored places. Through this travelogue, we invite you to join us in our adventures across the globe, and enjoy. We would appreciate your feedback and invite you to contact us on this Travelog site for any information you may want on any of our trips. Also, you can visit Tripadvisor here which is where all our reviews of hotels we stayed at and attractions we visited are kept for other travellers to review beforehand.

Cities Travelled
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This is the TripAdvisor Map of places we have visited. I write lots of TripAdvisor reviews and hence the use of tripadvisor map. We don't have travelogs of all the places on this map as have started writing Travelogs only recently. Please click "Our Trips" to access all our travelogs.

Countries Travelled
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This is a Map representing the countries we have visited so far. So much more of the world to see and explore. Please click "Our Trips" to access all our travelogs.

Our Recent Trips

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By Ali Karim

Todra and Dades Gorges

That night in the Desert Camp, I did not sleep well, as it was warm inside the tent. Berber tents like the one we were in, are made of heavy wool blankets, with little to no ventilation, so it was warm. Early in the morning, the staff came by to wake people up to take…

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Meknes to Merzouga

Plan is to drive most of the day to Merzouga, to visit the Sahara Desert in south-eastern Morocco, via the Middle Atlas Mountains, towards the Algerian border. At night, slept well except for the call to prayers from the ever present and nearby mosques. Early in the morning, the roosters started their wake-up calls so…

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Meknes

Next day, plan was to explore Meknes. Meknes is about 60kms west of Fes, and is another old city (1000ys old) that was an Arab capital. Meknes is smaller than Fes, and is home to the Moroccan Ismaili’s. Meknes was the capital of Sultan Moulay Ismail (again claiming direct descendance from the Prophet Mohammed) who…

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