Their story all began during the summer of 2005. While Nara was backpacking solo after almost a year of working in Dublin (Ireland), Tanya was traveling with her friend after spending a semester abroad in Torino (Italy).
They write at Off-Track Backpacking a blog dedicated to travel, adventure and fun! Women Travel caught up with them and asked them more…
Where and how did you meet?
We met randomly at a hostel in Lisbon, Portugal in 2005. Nara was backpacking solo and approached Tanya by asking her a random question. The rest was history!
I got sent this advice from a travel company in Morocco, having been there, I thought most of it made a lot of sense. Source of Advice
My recommendation would be to join a small group tour – the best way to explore, be safe and have fun. Check out this calendar for tours for women to Morocco
In Morocco, male/female relationships are patterned differently than in western countries because gender roles are much more fixed. Family is the center of life in Morocco therefore it is not surprising that each sex has expectations that tie-in with raising children.
Females in Morocco are not discriminated against, however, upon reaching puberty (especially in small cities and villages) they are often separated with the intention of making sure that they stay virginal and to better prepare them for motherhood. In Morocco, getting married is considered one of the most important times in a woman’s life. Read more
Today I paid my deposit today for two of my tours – it feels so exciting – in less than three months the adventure will have started, and in some ways it feels like it has started already as I plan and book, peruse Google Maps, contact friends and start to put the picture together.
I am not a confident traveller, especially on my own, and it has been great to find two women’s tours which fit my itinerary – as a women on my own this makes things so much easier.
Bike and Barge the Canal du Midi with Bushwise Women
Morocco Odyssey with Venus Adventures