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Visiting Marrakech – What you should know before you go - Part 7
General Information - continued
Female travellers need not worry about visiting the area. Marrakech is safe for solo female travellers, although you should expect to attract more than your fair s...
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Visiting Marrakech – What you should know before you go - Part 6
General Information - continued
The main post office is on the Place du 16 Novembre in Guéliz. It opens from 8am–4:15pm Monday– Friday and from 8:30am– noon on Saturday. There is also a post offi...
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Visiting Marrakech – What you should know before you go - Part 5
Although it is a Muslim country for business and shopping hours much of Morocco follows a Monday to Friday working week. Business hours for banks are 8:15am–3:45pm Monday to ...
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Visiting Marrakech – What you should know before you go - Part 4
Moving Around the City
The best way of getting around Marrakech is walking. This mainly because vehicles are not allowed in the narrows alleys of the medina. You should expect to get lost freque...
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Visiting Marrakech – What you should know before you go – Part 3
As far as clothing is concerned be sure to take good, solid footwear as the alleys of the medina are often uneven. Clothes should be light but not revealing. Take something w...
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Visiting Marrakech – What you should know before you go – Part 2
The modern train station receives daily services from Rabat, Casablanca and Tangier. If you have time and money to spare, you can take the Eurostar from London to Paris, and then the daily TGV service to Algeciras in Spain. From Algeciras it’s a ferr...
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Visiting Marrakech – What you should know before you go - Part 1
If you are planning a trip to Marrakech or Morocco then I suggest you read through this set of general information before you read the articles on Marrakech itself. I explain some of the terms and words in use here which are not covered in the city g...
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Qatar: At a glance - Part 3
Qatar’s Ministry of Foreign affairs strives to establish and develop close direct ties with all peace-loving countries and peoples of the world. It is keen to participate actively in efforts to deal with the concerns an challenges that the Gulf regio...
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Qatar: At a glance - Part 2
The Emir is the ruler of Qatar. Rule is hereditary, with power transferred from father to son. If no son is available, power is transferred to the person whom the Emir chooses within the Al Thani family. The Emir is the head of the constitutional aut...
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Qatar: At a glance - Part 1
Qatar is a peninsula of 11, 521sq located halfway down the west coast of the Arabian Gulf. The capital city is situated on a calm bay halfway along the east coast of the Qatar peninsula. Its two municipalities of Doha and AL Rayyan house the majority...
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Cyprus: Troodos places of interest - Part 6
The picturesque village of Kalopanagiotis is known for its healthy sulphur springs and for its church of Agios Ioannis Lampadistis and Byzantine museum. Houses with tiled r...
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Cyprus: Troodos places of interest - Part 5
PANAGIA ASINOU CHURCH
The Panagia Asinou church is a listed UNESCO World Heritage site. It is a small church dedicated to the Virgin of “Phorbia”, with wall paintings dating from the 12th to the ...
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Cyprus: Troodos places of interest - Part 4
The church of Timios Stavros (Church of the Holy Cross)
The village of Pelendri was once the property of Jean de Lusignan, son of the Lusignan King of Cyprus, Hugh...
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Cyprus: Troodos places of interest - Part 3
As its name implies (palaio means old) this is a very old village. The village is mentioned in 13th-century documents and it is believed the King of Cyprus Henry II gave it to ...
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Hong Kong - Part 2
The rooms overlook Victoria Harbour, constantly changing, the 1100 square km that form Hong Kong today stretch towards the Pearl River delta and along the shores of the South China Sea. The city developed thanked to its maritime trade: the area is re...
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Africa's Bono Tours - Part 1
SOWETO TOWNSHIP TOUR
It sounds like a delightful African name, but the word is actually an acronym for southwestern townships. It is a sprawling township, or more accurately, a cluster of townsh...
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Cuba: Havana club rums
In the heart of Cuba, alchemy is at work as the Maestros Roneros- rum masters –hone skills passed on from their forefathers. This occupation is more than a romantic window into a rich culture: its history, craftsmanship and tradition are the pillars ...
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Cuba: Havana - Part 3
Malecon 663, an incredible house on the Malecon, Havana’s iconic sea esplanade, has been transformed by percussionist with legendary salsa band Charanga Habanera and his French wife.
With its eclectic rooms, mini concept store, open b...
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Cuba: Havana - Part 2
Beyond the hotel world, the standard of villas is shooting up. Leticia Villamontes Leyva acquired her 1920’s Petit Chateau mini-mansion in Vedado, one of the most exclusive districts in Havana, after a 12-year “permuta” the complicated bureaucratic s...
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Cuba: Havana - Part 1
The classic American cars and crumbling colonial buildings of Cuba’s sultry capital are now being joined by a host of world-class five-stars hotels, boutique villas and tantalising restaurants.
Havana’s hot moment in the fashion sun- ...
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