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September 2, 2010

Madrid to Morocco: No Baggage Challenge Update

Rolf’s latest travel project is the No Baggage Challenge — a journey that will take him around the world without using a single piece of luggage. Every few days, we’ll be updating Vagabonding with a recap of the latest to keep you up to date on the adventure.

After experiencing Madrid through tapas — in 9 dishes and 7 drinks — Rolf crossed the Straits of Gibraltar to Tangier, Morocco. A ‘lost in translation’ taxi ride to the nearby city of Tetouan (instead of the intended Chefchaouen), proved to be an amusing afternoon in the souks.

Trip stats:

Days on road: 12
Miles traveled: 7,445
Flights: 3
Trains: 3
Bags: 0

“Chefchaouen featured lovely blue alleyways, tasteful handicraft shops, and peaceful travelers’ tea-houses — but we’d been spoiled by the heady buzz of mild chaos that results when you show up the wrong place and make the most of your situation.” –Rolf on The wrong town in Morocco

Our next update will find Rolf in Egypt. To follow the journey in real-time, check out the No Baggage Challenge blog or follow along on Twitter. And enter this week’s reader challenge by sharing what you plan to do to lighten your load in the next year. The favorite entry will win a $500 flight voucher from BootsnAll Travel!

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