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Spain, Morocco to open land border crossing next week after being closed for more than 2 years due to COVID-19 restrictions

Ashifa Kassam, Associated Press »

The land borders between Morocco and Spain’s North African enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla will reopen next week, Spain said Thursday, after being closed for more than two years due to COVID-19 restrictions and tensions between the two countries.

Spanish Interior Minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska told reporters the reopening will start gradually from May 17. Crossings will be initially limited to residents of Europe’s passport-free Schengen area and their family members, and will be expanded to cross-border workers by the end of the month.

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Top 30 countries ranked for adventure (2021)

The US News and World Report has again ranked countries according to how well they break from the norm and fulfill people’s wanderlust and desire for adventure.

The top 30 adventure rankings for 2021 are »

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How to travel the Sahara

Chris Scott provides Matthew Traver with some good advice on travelling the Sahara.

Matthew Traver » ExplorerWeb »

Mauritania: Good security for at least 400km east, inland from the Atlantic Coast. Provinces near the Mali border, such as Adrar, Tagant, Hodh El Gharbi and Hodh Ech Chargui, may be less safe.

Western Sahara: Travel and access along the N1 Atlantic Route, running down the Atlantic Coast, is easy and safe. Expect a few military checkpoints.

Tunisia: Avoid the Libyan border zones and the far south, which is a military area.

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Australians’ top adventure destinations

The inaugural Intrepid Adventure Index contains current information and research examining topics such as top destinations for Australian travellers, how Aussies define adventure travel, trends in the travel market,  and even a handy infographic on getting bang for your buck around the world.

The top destinations for Australian adventurers:

  1. Vietnam
  2. Peru
  3. India
  4. Cambodia
  5. Morocco
  6. Cuba
  7. Italy
  8. Nepal
  9. Mexico
  10. Ecuador

Read more on the Intrepid site.

The women-only Gazelle Rally in Morocco

The Rallye Aicha des Gazelles du Maroc is women-only event taking place over nine days in the desert, sleeping in a tent, navigating off-road with paper maps, and driving for up to 14 hours a day. And that’s if all goes well.

Lorraine Sommerfeld, for Driving.ca:

Established in 1990, the rally is a one of a kind adventure in competitive motorsports. Completely off-road in the Sahara desert, the women-only participants take to the dunes (and the cliffs and the rocks and the vegetation) in pairs using only compasses for navigation. So long, GPS and upscale nav systems; you’ll be sitting this one out. Same goes for binoculars, cell phones, laptops, zoom lenses and anything that could receive a signal. Quarantined for the duration.

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