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Art Inspiration: Street Art

A friend of mine recently shared this link on Facebook and what I saw just blew me away.  The creativity (and skill) of people to create art on any surface…

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Fes Medina

Just the name of Fes brings up images and preconceptions.  I had envisioned winding lanes, stalls, shops, and an onslaught of smells, sights and sounds.  Fes did not disappoint.  We…

Dar Melody – A traditional Moroccan house in Fes

Dars and riads are traditional Moroccan houses.  Many have been renovated and converted into guest houses and hotels and they make beautiful places to stay. They are often small, full…

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Morocco: Chefchaouen’s Doors

Doors? Yes, Doors.  A. thought I was a bit mad as I stopped and photographed nearly every door in the medina of Chefchaouen.  But, they were lovely!  Each one different…

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Morocco: Chefchaouen’s blue streets

As I mentioned in my previous post, the northern town of Chefchaouen is simply gorgeous, due to the blue paint that adorns many buildings in the old part of the…

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Morocco: Chefchaouen

This small town in northern Morocco is a gorgeous place to visit. Sleepy, slow paced and popular with backpackers and tourists. It’s main draw are the streets of the old…

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Destination: Morocco

We have just spent two and half weeks in Morocco.  I’ve long wanted to visit this country and was extremely excited to be there.  We went at an interesting, and…

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Travelling Across Generations: Gibraltar

Gibraltar a.k.a. “The Rock”. My granny saw it (I’m not sure if she actually visited) as part of her world cruise in 1932. I went there just this summer on…

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Destination: Gibraltar

I spent a day on “The Rock” in July this year. We went on a day trip (an easy walk across the border from Spain). It’s a funny place, a…

Sai Wan beach at 9am

Beaches, rock pools and waterfalls

I’m lucky to live relatively near one of the best and cleanest beaches in Hong Kong. I say relatively near because it takes a good hour or more to get…