I worked in an English Language Assistant at a secondary school in Melilla, a Spanish colony on the north coast of Africa for 8 months for the third year of my degree in International Development Studies and Spanish. Technically I was living in Europe, but as the city was surrounded by Morocco, I had many opportunities to travel there. I first visited when I crossed the border at Beni Nsar on 12th October 2013, which wasn't particularly pleasant, but an amazing feeling to know that I had just walked from Europe to Africa (which you can't really do in many places). I then proceeded to travel from Nador train station to Fes. I also visited Meknes, Casablanca, Rabat, Marrakech, Zagora and the Sahara desert.
I've written more detailed accounts of my trips on my blog that I wrote during my time living in Melilla: http://lauren-stevens-melilla.blogspot.co.uk/