My name is Taoufiq, I was born and raised in Morocco, and this isn't just another mundane travel blog.

All ready for the next trip

I don't write about what hotel to stay in, what restaurant to eat at, nor will you find any grandiose exclamations of life lessons. I simply share my travels from a perspective that does not involve rose-tinted glasses. ie the good with the bad. I have always traveled without the intention of ever writing about it, as such it has been more eventful than had I planned to blog about it.

I am on an quest to visit every country in the world

Where I have already been

So far, I have been to 112 countries. Does it ever get tiring? Of course. Will I ever stop? Of course. Well maybe. Who knows. You can read all the trips reports here.

Visited countries map

How did it start?

Moroccan destination picking methods

I started traveling because I wanted to have a holiday somewhere exotic. On my first flight, I was sat next to a fertilizer salesman from Portugal with really bad breath. He prattled on and on about the wonders of fertilizer. I finally told him in the kindest words to keep his yap shut. His atrocious breath kept knocking me out. While he slept he drooled and would roll his head onto my shoulder, which I gently pushed off of me over and over. It was such an enjoyable and pleasant experience that I decided to travel more often.

Then after saving up for years, my life was sent into an out-of-control spiral which found me tramping around all of Asia, some of Africa, and even a fraction of America. "What in the world is that guy with the long eyelashes doing?" People marvelled. "Oh he smells like soap and has good table manners? He must be a dentist."