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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.

To read more visit silvertraveladvisor.com or click here.

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.

THE BATTLE FIELDS OF KHUZESTAN

  • July 24, 2018
THE BATTLE FIELDS OF KHUZESTAN

I arrived in Ahvaz, the capital city of the south western Iranian province of Khuzestan a few days after the end of the Iranian New Year. Holidaymakers had already returned home and roads were less crowded. It was the beginning of spring and the weather was very mild and pleasant.

Khuzestan is famous for the richness of it’s resources, namely oil, gas and the resulting petrochemical products. However, if you scratch the surface of this wealthy province you will discover stories that span over a thousand years of history.

To read more visit Mooredestinations or click here.

To view the photo gallery of Khuzestan click here.

Innsbruck, Austria’s ‘Capital of the Alps’

  • June 30, 2018
Innsbruck, Austria’s ‘Capital of the Alps’

Innsbruck, the capital of Austria’s Tyrol region, boasts a remarkable combination of culture and heritage ranging from the medieval to the renaissance, all of which is coupled with winter sports, summer hiking, and other adventure activities.

Innsbruck emerged as a European political hub of cultural importance in the 15th century when Emperor Maximilian I chose the city as his imperial residence. Its rich architectural masterpieces, such as Hofkirche (Court Church), the Imperial Palace, and the Goldenes Dachl (Golden Roof), are his legacy and that of his successors.

To read more visit Theepochtimes.com or click here.

To view the photo gallery of Innsbruck click here.

An introduction to Fez

  • June 9, 2018
An introduction to Fez

The Moroccan city of Fez – a two and half hour flight from London – should be added to your bucket list. In just a short journey you step into a completely different history and culture.

The oldest part of Fez was built in the eighth century on the banks of the Fez River which flows from west to the east through the low hills of the Atlas Mountains. Today, much of the city is modern with many palm tree lined boulevards and wide highways circling the new Ville Nouvell urbanisation embracing the jewel of Medina.

To read more visit Justabouttravel.net or click here.

To view the photo gallery of Fez click here.

Music in the Air in Salzburg, Austria

  • May 24, 2018
Music in the Air in Salzburg, Austria

Nestled in the alpine mountains along the Salzach River, Salzburg is a UNESCO World Heritage site, the birthplace of Mozart, and the fourth largest city in Austria.

I arrived in Salzburg last July when its renowned music festival was in full swing. The Salzburg Festival takes place each summer and people from many parts of the world visit, with some returning year after year. This year the festival runs from July 20 until the end of August.

To read more visit Theepochtimes.com or click here.

To view the photo gallery of Salzburg click here.

Cinnamon Bey Hotel, Beruwala, Sri Lanka

  • May 11, 2018
Cinnamon Bey Hotel, Beruwala, Sri Lanka

I was in the Southwest of Sri Lanka, traveling along the coastal road. I explored the area around Hikkaduwa and visited the historical city of Galle while I spent one night in the Hikka Tranz by Cinnamon Hotel.

I had a long day walking around the fortification of Galle, a UNESCO World heritage site, which has been a fort around a unique old town standing across the ocean. There was a watchtower standing by the gate to the city. The city’s alleys were lively and electric, filled by the noise of children playing football. The older men were sitting by the shops chatting or hanging around or praying inside the mosque. I saw a large group of women who were coming out of a Muslim cultural centre after a gathering or talk. There were also a large crowd of locals and tourists walking along the coastline.

To read more visit silvertraveladvisor.com or click here.

To view the photo gallery of Cinnamon Bey Hotel, Beruwala click here.