Morocco

Beautiful clothes from Moroccan brand Zain

Zaïn is a new kind of Moroccan fashion, founded in 2015 from the desire to celebrate and revive traditional Moroccan craft and its exceptional know-how by infusing it with contemporary air. The brand unveiled its latest collection called “Footprint in the Desert” featuring 25 ready-to-wear pieces in Manila at the Rustan’s Makati. The unique pieces were …

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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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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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A long wine lunch with the owner of Lebanon's Chateau Musar at M Restaurant in Salcedo Village. And remembering our Moroccan holiday.

Today, in Manila living a Travelife, I had a very nice, long, liquid lunch with Ralph Hochar, the 3rd generation owner of Chateau Musar, the most prestigious winery in Lebanon. It isn’t the biggest producer in the country, but they make the finest wines in a place called the Bekaa Valley, which is actually quite …

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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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