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Exploring the Old Medina in Fez, Morocco

  • December 12, 2018
Exploring the Old Medina in Fez, Morocco

From the moment I arrived in Fez, Morocco’s second-largest city after Casablanca, I felt I had entered into a completely different history and culture.

Fez largely consists of two old medina quarters, Fes el Bali and Fes Jdid, and the modern section of Ville Nouvelle with its palm-tree-lined boulevards, built in the French colonial era.

The walled medina, with its bustling souks and old-world ambience, is the jewel of the city. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the best-preserved medinas in the world.

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To view the photo gallery of Fez click here.

Sofitel Frankfurt Opera Hotel

  • December 12, 2018
Sofitel Frankfurt Opera Hotel

In any city or importance and size like Frankfurt, there will always be a range of accommodation to suit every type and pocket. Finding one that provides a little bit more than a standard hotel normally offers takes some hunting. I am not talking about extra pillows or sheets made from the finest Egyptian cotton but ambience and history.

I was quite pleased when I booked into the luxurious Sofitel Frankfurt Opera and found links with probably the most famous German writer of all, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

To read more visit silvertraveladvisor.com or click here.

To view the photo gallery of Sofitel click here.

Riad Star and Movenpick Hotel Mansour Eddahbi Marrakesh

  • December 11, 2018
Riad Star and Movenpick Hotel Mansour Eddahbi Marrakesh

Marrakesh provides accommodation for all types of travellers. But for many visitors the lure of a traditional riad is what makes the city such a fascinating place to stay. A riad is a traditional Moroccan house or palace which has survived the years and still retains its building around a courtyard or, is some cases, more than one. They have been refurbished over the years and now provide some of the best boutique accommodation you will find.

To read more visit silvertraveladvisor.com or click here.

To view the photo gallery of Marrakesh click here.

Canada Day in Ottawa

  • November 15, 2018
Canada Day in Ottawa

My wife and I were flying to Ottawa to celebrate my son’s engagement. Despite my natural anxiety about preparing for the ceremony and the family visits, I was thinking about how a new country in North America had been established.

As the plane hovered over the eastern coast of Canada, I recalled how everything was started by Jacques Cartier, a French sailor from the seaport city of Saint Malo in Brittany. He sailed in 1534 with two ships to establish a stake in the New World. At the time European countries were involved in a frenetic race to make history and clone themselves in the glamorous New World. All wanted stakes. The news of the rich resources in the New World reached kings and queens, the rich and the powerful, sailors and warriors, opportunists and investors and all wanted a share.

To read more visit Justabouttravel.net or click here.

To view the photo gallery of Ottawa click here.

Visiting Kronberg Castle

  • October 15, 2018
Visiting Kronberg Castle

This castle is just twenty minutes away from the bustling financial capital of Germany, Frankfurt. But whereas Frankfurt seems new and commercially self-contained, the castle is a place from another era yet it is possible to easily visit the two in the same break.

Now a hotel, the Kronberg Castle took us back into the days of German royalty.

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To view the photo gallery of Kronberg Castle click here.

Madhya Pradesh Travel Mart 2018

  • September 11, 2018
Madhya Pradesh Travel Mart 2018

In Frankfurt during festival time

  • September 2, 2018
In Frankfurt during festival time

Frankfurt is widely seen as one of the great financial centres of the world but that belies the attraction to the leisure visitor. We were in the city to discover what else Frankfurt offers and to find out the city’s highlights and landmarks.

We began our tour in Opernplatz Square in front of the Old Opera House, a treasure of the city built in 1880 but which was largely destroyed during WWII. The building was reconstructed and re-opened in 1981 with the same exterior design as the original but, this time, it was fully equipped with modern technology and a sound system.

To read more visit Justabouttravel.net or click here.

To view the photo gallery of Frankfurt click here.

Forty-eight hours in Fez

  • September 2, 2018
Forty-eight hours in Fez

For a weekend break away from the life you are used to, a two-and-a-half-hour flight will take you to a different world, a different culture and with some of the best hospitality and food that a traveler can find.

The Moroccan city of Fez – dating back to the eighth century combines an ancient part as well as a modern cosmopolitan area with many palm tree lined boulevards and wide highways circling the new urbanisation embracing the jewel of Medina.

To read more visit silvertraveladvisor.com or click here.

To view the photo gallery of Fez click here.

Marvellous Marrakesh

  • August 20, 2018
Marvellous Marrakesh

I was with my wife wondering in the maze of Medina in Marrakesh, discovering its authenticity and the never-ending beauty of an ancient city in its narrow and winding passages. It is easy to get lost in Medina and sometimes it can lead to further discovery such as finding a modern hammam in the medieval setting. Let me briefly explain what a Moroccan hammam is. Similar to a Turkish bath, these hammams are part of many Moroccans’ daily life. They are a public steam room where people go to clean themselves. This is usually a weekly ritual and is considered a social activity in villages and towns, with men, women, and children all participating.

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To view the photo gallery of Marrakech click here.

Exploring the medina of Marrakech

  • August 12, 2018
Exploring the medina of Marrakech

The red city of Marrakech in Morocco is an eternally inspirational attraction for writers, storytellers, painters, photographers and film makers. The authenticity of the medina (an area of a city or town with narrow roads which is car free and can date back hundreds of years) has survived with its medieval heart largely intact despite the arrival of new modern cafés and restaurants. The refurbished and modernized riads (traditional Moroccan house or palace with a courtyard) in the heart of old medina have managed to capture the same vibe of old fifteenth century palaces by keeping their traditional architecture.

To read more visit Justabouttravel.net or click here.

To view the photo gallery of Marrakech click here.