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Eight riads you should book in Morocco

Finding a place to stay in a strange city or country is always a tricky business. But for me, travelling to Morocco held none of that uncertainty. Giving ourselves over to an itinerary devised and planned by Sydney-based Morocco specialists By Prior Arrangement meant that all the legwork was taken…

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Why you should use a local guide in Morocco

Morocco’s vibrant colours and diverse landscapes make it one of my favourite destinations – easily making my top five. But the very things that make it so fascinating also make it easy to skim the surface; there’s so much to see and take in while you’re travelling through Morocco that…

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Cats of Morocco

Marrakech is crawling with cats. In fact, everywhere I went during three weeks touring Morocco – with the exception of the Sahara Desert – there were cats. They looked well fed and even the strays around the tourist sites and historic buildings seemed to be able to scratch out a…

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Goodbye to 2020

To say that 2020 was not a good year to be a travel writer is an understatement. It was a year in which my colleagues and I considered an uncertain future, and learned to adapt and diversify, if and when we could. Patience and positive thinking became essential tools in…

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What a difference a decade makes

As we begin the 2020s, I’ve seen discussion about whether this is the start of the decade, or the end. Does the decade start, for example, in 2020 or 2021? There’s a case for it being 2021, based on the fact there was no 0 year!  But my dictionary defines…

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Do not disturb

I’ve left the “do not disturb” on for a little bit too long, I know.  If I was in a hotel, the housekeeping staff would be checking to see if I was still alive! Life and other work have got in the way of blogging this year, but I’ve surfaced…

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A dog of a year

It’s the Year of the Dog in Chinese astrology, and so far it’s shaping up to be the kind of year I’d rather not have. Yes, I know I’m late in acknowledging the start of the Year of the Dog (it began on February 16, after all), but there are…

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A travel wish list for 2017

Travel trends and resolutions are all the go right now, as we start the new year. Where to go? What to do? Where to eat? So many places, so little time… I’m not much in favour of resolutions, but I do have a wish list of places that I’ve got…

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Happy birthday Gaudi!

Today marks the 161st anniversary of the birth of Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi.  It was a highlight of the Globus “Best of Spain” tour to visit Gaudi’s former home in Barcelona – even if the crowds were huge. We were there on a weekend, and it seemed like all of…

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