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Archive | July, 2011

Riad El Fenn, Morocco

15. July 2011

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Riad El Fenn, Morocco
Soaring in the heart of the Medina, the luxury Riad El Fenn on the Bab El Ksour is a traditional palace acting as a plush retreat boasting a chicly creative touch. This standard Riad is reachable by a five-minute walk from the Koutoubia mosque as well as Djemma Al Fna square. As you enter via its humble doorway of this maze, you enter in the three courtyards from which one of them holds marble fountains and rose petals all of which are fully lit. From here, you are then taken to a screening room, library with wi-fi, and antique wooden doors. Ahead everything is modern – leather floors, wall arts, and cozy niches. Riad El Fenn is a welcoming hotel in Marrakech where everything right from the entrance to the ceiling is thoroughly carved and served keeping in mind the comfort of the patrons.  [...]

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Goree Island, Senegal - Reflecting on the Horrors

8. July 2011

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Goree Island, Senegal – Reflecting on the Horrors
Goree Island or the Ile de Goree is a tiny islet situated not far from the coast of the capital city of Senegal, Dakar. The island is a major center for tourism. The island is historically significant as it was a major center for slave trading in the ancient times. The island is a significant destination for African Americans. Many African Americans come here to pay their respects and to reflect upon the past and their ancestors. The House of Slaves or the Maison des Esclaves is a pilgrimage spot of sorts, where people come to remember the horrors of slave trade and the countless lost souls due to the evil. Goree Island has been declared a World Heritage by the UNESCO and has been visited by world famous public figures such as Nelson Mandela, the Pope, Presidents Bill Clinton and George Bush.  [...]

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Chefchaouen, Morocco - Sights

1. July 2011

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Chefchaouen, Morocco – Sights
Chefchaouen is a Moroccan destination that is situated at the heart of the Rif mountain range. The town is referred to as Chaouen in short by Moroccans. The ancient medina of the town has sky blue buildings. The light reflected off the mountains imparts the blue buildings and the entire area with a mystical aura. The landscapes here are picture perfect in their beauty. The atmosphere here is extremely on the laid back side. The dollar goes a good way here, and you will find everything to be quiet cheap.  The culture of Chaouen is also interesting. The Rif Mountains are superb locations for the growth of substances, which makes it a popular location for enthusiasts, mainly hippies from the 21st century. Heading here from Fes, it takes close to 4 hours to access Chefchaouen, Morocco at a cost  [...]

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