Off Road

We are getting our money’s worth out of the Toyota now. Along with four French friends in another 4×4 we drove 160 kilometers off-road from Tafnidilt back to Sidi Ifni. At Tafnidilt we explored the crumbling ruins of an old French fort. We were the only vehicles on the track across a vast landscape of…

Buying a Bed

  Buying a bed for our newly-rented villa was an adventure, or to be honest, an ordeal. Selecting a queen-size mattress wasn’t a problem. I walked down the street to the Simmons store, tested a number of mattresses, picked one in the middle price range and a few days later it was delivered with only…

Four-year birthday travails for our 4×4

We own a 4-wheel drive Toyota Land Cruiser here, African specifications. This means our vehicle is an old-style diesel powered automobile with no electronic anything and no pollution controls. It is the perfect car for our area. We selected it after much research, having heard stories of expatriates with modern 4x4s waiting months for parts…