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Medinas of Morocco

Medinas of Morocco

    Medinas (Old Towns) of Morocco are possibly the most well known feature of the country. Five of them are inscribed as Unesco World Heritage sites.  All of them are fascinating to explore. They are typically characterised by a maze of narrow streets, courtyard houses (Riads) and an absence of motor traffic – if you don’t count Marrakech lunatics on...

Krakow with kids

Things to do in Krakow With Kids or Without

Formerly the national capital and seat of kings, Kraków (English Cracow or Krakow) is still considered to be Poland’s capital of culture. As the nation’s major tourist destination, it almost seems to have been designed for the convenience and pleasure of its many visitors.  It is a beautiful city, with a living culture and full of great places to...

things to do in Luang Prabang Laos

Things to do in Luang Prabang – With Kids or Without

  Pin it for later Luang Prabang sits at the confluence of the Nam Khan and Mekong rivers in northern Laos. It’s a beautiful place, like a timeshift into a romantic vision of historic Indochina. The architecture is a mix of the best of French colonial and Buddhist, so it comes as no surprise that the city is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It’s a sophisticated...

things to do in Siem Reap with kids

Things to do in Siem Reap with Kids or Without

The Obvious – Visit the Temples Anyone and everyone who is arriving in Siem Reap will, of course, visit Angkor Wat. And it’s a must.  However, it is tiring, and it takes time. Here are the wrinkles I learned. If you try to do all of Angkor Wat in one day, you will miss lots and won’t gain much except heat exhaustion.  To visit the complex...

Things to do in Oman with Kids or Without

Explore Muscat If you know the Middle East and the Arabian love of building skyscrapers in the desert, then Muscat may come as a surprise to you or a delight.  There is only one building in the whole city of more than nine stories. As if in penance for its 14 storey faux-pas, the Sheraton stood unused from 2007 for over ten years.  Yes, Muscat is a very...

Things to do in Chiang Rai – with Kids or without

Chiang Rai with Kids – Pin it for later Chiang Rai is a small town in northern Thailand, known especially for its White Temple. We visited Chiang Rai on our way from Chiang Mai to Laos and stayed for a few days – read below about things to do in Chiang Rai with kids or without. Things to do in Chiang Rai with Kids Visit the White Temple – Wat Rong...

girl standing at the mural with orangutans in Kuching, things to do in kuching with kids

Things to do in Kuching – With Kids or Without

Kuching is a city in South-West of Malaysian Borneo, it’s the capital of Sarawak. Kuching (Kucing) means cat in Malay. No one knows why the town is named “cat” (though there are different theories about it) but we do know that the name was given by Charles Brooke, the white Rajah of the Kingdom of Sarawak, in 1872. Sarawak became part of Malaysia...

IVF in India – My Success Story

India was the craziest and most amazing place I have been. India also had the single biggest impact on my life by giving me two beautiful daughters. We arrived in Bombay as newly-weds and working expats. We already knew that we would have to have an in-vitro conception, and before arriving in India we had visited several specialists in Poland. So we would hope to...