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Archive | June, 2011

Ait Benhaddou: Filmed kasbah in Morocco

24. June 2011

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Ait Benhaddou: Filmed kasbah in Morocco
On this planet, there is an ancient village where everybody or each family used to stay in the fortified houses meaning kasbahs. This is Ait Benhaddou that is a World Heritage site nestled at a distance of 30 km from Ouarzazate. Previously housing some 200 to 300 families today, it is a home of only 10 families. Set atop a hill, Ait Benhaddou refers to a set of kasbahs each of which soaring up to 10 m in air and forming a small village that is also known as ‘ksar’. The kasbahs are of the 16th century, but are made in such a way that together they form a scenic village. And it is precisely because of this that the some of the scenes of the movies like Gladiator, Jewel of the Nile, Jesus of Nazareth acting as the substitute of Jerusalem, The Mummy, and Lawrence of Arabia were filmed here.  [...]

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Zanzibar - A Water Sports Destination

17. June 2011

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Zanzibar – A Water Sports Destination
Zanzibar islands belong to Tanzania, and are situated in the Indian Ocean. The waters of the Indian Ocean are famous for being crystal clear and are home to a huge assortment of marine wealth. The waters do not have sharks. The temperatures are of course warm, since the sun shines three sixty five days here. Zanzibar has been described as among the top water sports destinations in the world. There are a huge number of possibilities offered here. The sheer number of rewarding activities is what makes it such an excellent destination. Let us look at some water sport activities that are offered . . .   • Kite surfing Paje area is situated in the east coast of Zanzibar. It is a popular destination with surfers. The warm waters, perfect winds and waves here make for a perfect kite surfing experience.  [...]

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Flic En Flac - A Beautiful Town

10. June 2011

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Flic En Flac – A Beautiful Town
Flic En Flac is one of Africa’s unknown jewels. The town is an incredibly well kept secret by the numerous discerning travelers that come here for their dose of peace and quiet. The village is an extremely beautiful location that has got to be increasingly popular in the recent years.The resort was once just a small fishing village, which has now come a good distance from its humble days. It is now ranked among the top destinations in the country. There are a huge number of excellent beaches here that are simply picture postcard perfect. These have pristine sands and crystal clear waters.Even though the resort town has increased in popularity in the recent times, the spotlight has not been turned on it so much so that it has turned into a commercial destination filled with huge resorts.The  [...]

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