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Urgent UK-Spain-Morocco travel update

Hi Folks,

Latest news.

1. Brittany Ferries are on strike tomorrow and offering P&O Dover Calais crossings as replacement. See the BF website for details.
2. Political demonstrations in Spain may cause disruption next week. See Foreign Office website for information.
3. Extreme weather in Morocco. 44 degrees in Marrakech and Tinerhir etc. pushing 50 in Zagora.
4. Several serious road accidents in the past few days. Two British girls dead and one chap seriously injured. Many near misses too being attributed to 3 above.

Let's be careful out there.

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Damn thats hot!

Thanks for the heads up
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I hope Brittany ferries sort it out before we go, just over a week now!
Has there been any more unrest with the Muslims and the American embassies??
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Brittany Ferries services halted 'until further notice'
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Bollox! hope they sort it out soon!!
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Has there been any more unrest with the Muslims and the American embassies??
The moroccans are fairly uneffected by the american issues. I was there when the yanks invaded iraq and barely got a riased eyebrow.

Bloody striking ferries better sort out before I depart in 2 weeks though.

Noticed temps are high but apples weather is always optimistic and won't cover south of the Atlas (minds you their new maps probable don't show anything to the south anyway lol )

Driving safety, well it is Morocco, my golden rules are never drive at night unless you really have a deathwish or have a thorough understanding of the 'Inshalla' approach to life, and best avoid the buses outside of cities
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Thanks for the info. It was on the news about some unrest following the film which some Muslims have been going ape about, Morocco included. What date you heading into Maroc??
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We leave uk on the 7th and hope to be in Morocco for the 9th.

re the film, I'm sure there have been some issue in morocco but they don't sem to get as extreme as the rest of the islamic states
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Ferries to Spain are resuming now - not that it helped us - extra 800+ mile drive via Dover

Temperature very nice in Marrakech today.

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