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Archive - April 2019

Misfat-al-Abriyeen oasis in Oman, oasis in the mountains

Misfat al Abriyeen

    Misfat Al Abriyeen is a tiny hill village, high in the Hajar Mountains. It is one of the oldest and prettiest settlements in Oman.  Mountain springs provide water for verdant agricultural terraces growing dates and bananas. This land of shade and greenery is in sharp contrast to the naked scorched mountainsides all around. Misfat is wrapped around a...

Charity Shops Shrewsbury

Are you trying to minimise our impact on Planet Earth, reduce our usage of plastic, packaging, energy and water?  We are.  It’s not always easy – but one of the simplest things we can all do is to reuse things that other people have bought new and then discarded.  This saves all the manufacturing and packaging resources.  Charity Shops...

hammam, moroccan hammam

Moroccan Hammam

Moroccan Hammam   I had always wondered about the Moroccan hammam. I had experienced all kinds of fancy scrub treatments in Vietnam, Thailand and Oman, and I had been in saunas and steam rooms.  But I had never been in a traditional hammam steam bath. So in Morocco I decided that my time for a hammam had come at last.   The first large town we came to in...

Morocco Facts

  Morocco Facts Morocco is located in the northwestern corner of Africa, with the Atlantic ocean on the west and the Mediterranean to the north of the country. You can divide Morocco into three parts – The green belt close to the sea, the Atlas mountains and the Saharah desert. Morocco’s formal name is Al Mamlakah al Magribiyah or the Kingdom of Morocco A...

Things to do in Rabat

  Alongside Fez, Marrakesh, and Meknes, Rabat is one of the four royal cities of Morocco and is also its capital. The name means a “Fortified Place” and Rabat lives up to this with its spectacular ramparts. We spent a week there, finding and trying all that the city has to offer, and if you are planning to visit the capital of Morocco, read on about Things to do...