Marrakech

Al fresco birthday breakfast with Arabian horses at The Selman in Marrakech

We’ve stayed in some of the most beautiful and exotic hotels in the world, living a #Travelife. But, frankly, our stay in the wonderful private riad of The Selman in Marrakech, complete with Arabian studs, is one of the most memorable on our list. Orange juice and croissants for breakfast in the gardenof The Selman …

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Tom Cruise stayed at the most beautiful riad in Marrakech, at The Selman, while filming Mission Impossible 5.

This is a re-post of my birthday weekend in Marrakech with a couple of horses last year, living a #Travelife. I decided to repost it this morning as I’m busy booking a place for this year’s birthday weekend, and I’m having a really hard time topping last year’s venue… Tom Cruise stayed at the Hotel …

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A trip to Morocco coming up, with friends joining us from London, Madrid, Hong Kong and Tokyo.

Last night, in Manila living a #Traveife, I had dinner with some of the core group members of our upcoming #Travelife to Morocco. The idea for this trip began with a small group, planned over dinner with one of our Travelife Sri Lanka groups, as they all wanted to go somewhere together again. And now, …

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Oasis in the Desert: Christine Cunanan explores the old caravan route to the Sahara desert before checking into the ultra-luxurious Dar Ahlam

By the time we finally reached Ouarzazate, Morocco’s last frontier of civilization before the great Sahara desert and its vast plains of nothingness, I’d become positively car sick, mainly because of the countless hairpin turns we’d had to endure to cross the High Atlas Mountains from Marrakech. This desolate area of Morocco is not for the fainthearted, …

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A trip to Morocco in October, featuring stylish hotels and Morocco's best restaurants

So this is how another #Travelife to Morocco got planned this morning. Last night, there we were at a reunion dinner for one of our #Travelife Sri Lanka groups when the topic of Morocco came up. I’d been twice to Morocco last year, you see, and both trips had been very enjoyable and wonderful in …

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Taking the Dreamliner to Tokyo, revisiting Amanjena and about the best Moroccan restaurants in Marrakech.

Row 1 of the Dreamliner to Tokyo Good evening from Tokyo after a truly painless nine-hour flight on the Dreamliner from the Middle East to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport. Wow, this is certainly a great way to fly halfway across the world, as everything on the Dreamliner is just three notches higher in terms of comfort, …

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An ambassador’s family for a casual Sunday dinner, and a Monday night spent redecorating my house after flying in from Bangkok.

Tonight, back at home living a Travelife, I invited a recently-arrived ambassador and his family to dinner at my home. It was going to be just a casual Sunday evening thing, so I set up a buffet of Philippine food and  paired this with some pretty rare South African wines, and we all sat around …

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A detox that started in Greece brings back memories of Morocco and ends somewhere in Asia next weekend

Tonight, at home but still living a Travelife, I had some guests over for dinner. For them, I made a proper meal with starters, a main course and even some carbs. However, for myself, I thought I’d continue my detox from Greece as I’m already on a roll. So I made my own version of a Mediterranean …

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Travelife with us to Morocco for an adventure of a lifetime. November 16 – 25, 2014.

TRAVELIFE with us to exotic Morocco, land of magical palaces and beautiful mosques.  We’ve been to Morocco several times for a Travelife and we love it. The first time was about 13 or 14 years ago, and the most recent trip was just last June. It’s a must-see destination full of vibrant colours and sensations …

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