Travel to Morocco

Discover Morocco

Going to Morocco to stay in a 5 * hotel on the beach, as many tourists do, is it well worth it? The imperial cities of Marrakech and Fez really deserve to be pampered, to get lost in the streets of the medina, and that lovers of hiking, Saharan landscapes and lost villages clinging to the mountains will delight in Crossing the Atlas and the south of the country.

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Despite a large number of visitors, it is still possible to travel simply in Morocco, if one agrees to leave the beaten track and the most frequented seasons. As for the low cost flights, they make it possible to greatly reduce the cost of the plane ticket.

Reasons to go

How many tourists see Morocco as the hotel complexes of the seaside and a quick passage in the souks? It would be a pity to stay with this image: Marrakesh, Fez, the Atlas Mountains are easily accessible to independent travelers and it is possible to leave the beaten path:

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Marrakech is undoubtedly one of the most known and most frequented cities of the country. Do not hesitate to discover it in low season, or at least dare to leave the most frequent routes. And it is undoubtedly an ideal starting point to cross the Moroccan south.

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Fez is the other imperial city of Morocco: its medina is a true labyrinth populated with architectural marvels. An official guide will not be superfluous especially if you stay there little time. The potters of the city have been famous since the Middle Ages and broadcast their productions throughout the Mediterranean, visiting their workshops will allow you to discover their techniques.

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Lovers of desert landscapes can not miss hiking in the massif of the Atlas: Ouarzazate, the ksour of Ait Benhaddou, superb fortified village are steps of choice.

6 travel destinations to celebrate Christmas in the sun

 

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What if we celebrate Christmas in an unusual place this year? Why not swimsuit with a cocktail in hand on a beach at hundreds of miles from home?

Guadeloupe

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Plage de la Guadeloupe

Spending the Christmas holidays in Guadeloupe can really change you every day, with local specialties: pudding, ham with pineapple and coconut, but also the famous local song “sung Nwèl”, tradition of the West Indies. You will of course taste the local Ti Punch and party all night. With an average temperature of 29 ° C at this time of the year you will not be cold for Christmas!

Canary Islands

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A few hours from Paris only, you could settle on the beach to make your castle in the sand or to taste the famous trucha de batata. In Yaiza, you can even test a camel ride like a King Mage! To spend Christmas in the Canaries is a nice option and not too expensive.

Mauritius Island 

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The end of the year is very touristic in Mauritius, especially for the New Year, but at Christmas it is very pleasant to discover the traditions of the island. You can find Christmas gifts in the market of Port Louis and bring back some local spices for your kitchen. Of course it is a bit more expensive than other destinations as it is very popular.

Bali

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The advantage to Bali as throughout the southern hemisphere, you will not need sweaters in your suitcase. If you come a few days before Christmas you will enjoy the amazing flora and fauna and a temperature around 30 ° C. Perhaps you will enjoy a coconut milk trek for Christmas, as it is one of the Indonesian specialties.

Cape Verde Island

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Cape Verde is the ideal destination if you want to enjoy the turquoise water and fewer tourists to spend a relaxing Christmas. There are some celebrations organized on the beaches for the New Year, but otherwise it is a fairly quiet period. Know that Merry Christmas in Cape Verde is called “Boas Festas”.

Crete island

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Did you like Crete in summer? Are you interested in a Greek Christmas and have your visited Crete Island  yet. Fewer people are still under the sun at this time of year. Put your suitcases in Heraklion, the heart of Crete, to eat the famous Vassilopita cake and admire the huge pine tree on the square with the Christmas village for children. Kalä Hristoügénna!

The 5 best places to visit during your honeymoon in Cambodia

Honeymoon in Cambodia

 

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The stress of the past marriage, it is time for you to unwind and enjoy the lovely honeymoon offered by friends and family on your Zankyou list. Cambodia is the ideal destination for adventurous couples seeking adventure. This paradise on earth, nestled between Vietnam and Thailand, two neighbors who are attracting more and more curious.

Suitcases, tickets in hand, out of the question to go home without seeing these five essential!
1. Make a vow to Wat Phnom

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How about a little luck to start your adventure together? See you at the top of one hill of Phnom Penh, in the temple of Wat Phnom where the Khmers love to pray for luck. If the wish is granted, it is customary to bring back the gift promised to the foot of the altar. Another custom is to buy a bird cage riding on top of the hill, take in hand during prayer and release.

 
2. Marvel contemplating the Silver Pagoda

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Still in Phnom Penh, the Royal Palace temple houses some of the most prestigious national treasures like the Emerald Buddha Baccarat crystal or Maitreya Buddha, encrusted with diamonds and adorned with nearly 10,000 regalia.

 
3. Open your senses to market Psaar Chas

At the gates of the ruins of Angkor, Siem Reap stopover of choice. In the evening, let yourself go for a stroll along the river and discover the many local products sold in the night market Psaar Chas. Palm wine, river eel, perfume, stoles … Crack for all kinds of local products enjoying an unparalleled atmosphere.

 
4. Learn about the history of Angkor

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Ranked in the UNESCO World Heritage Angkor is one of the main archaeological sites in Southeast Asia. Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, the Bayon Temple with its countless sculptures … The prestigious remains of the different capitals of the Khmer Empire lie in the middle of a forest, in an archaeological park of some 400 km2.

 
5. Do you like to Banteay Srei

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Banteay Srei or the Citadel of Women. Real gem of the city of Ankgor, the temple houses the most famous models of classical Khmer art and especially the distinction of being built in pink sandstone. At the time of the sunset, you can live a magic moment with your partner

Discover Mexico: A mysterious island with ghosts dolls

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In the marshy area of Xochimilco, south of Mexico City, is probably the most scary place in Mexico. After a long trip through an extensive network of canals, we can discover an abandoned island where the trees, covered with small mutilated bodies, offer a vision of a nightmare. Become one of the strangest sights in the world, this island is known as the “isla munecas the” Island of the dolls.

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The history of the island starts in the 50s, when a Don Julian Santana Barrera decides to live as a hermit, leaving women and children behind. Shortly after arriving on the scene, Don Julian became convinced that they are haunted by the spirit of a little girl drowned in the canal that borders the island. To appease the ghost of the girl and protection from evil spell, Don Julian will start collecting old abandoned dolls that sometimes drift with water. One by one, he will hang from the trees of the island, forming a strange mausoleum in honor of the deceased child.

Don Julian will even go out of his hermitage to collect dolls advantage of in landfills, and aboriginal even take the habit of exchanging him against waste dolls that vegetables grown on the island. Small silhouettes mutilated then accumulate hundreds, literally covering vegetation. Over the years, they break down horribly, rain and sun eroding their faces with empty eyes. Attached to the branches by son of rusty iron, they are often covered with spider webs or dirt when they are not dismembered.

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The island was really discovered by the public in the 90’s, during one of the Xochimilco canals cleaning program. The “trajineras” local gondolas, could then access them freely, and the island of dolls became a kind of macabre and surreal attraction. However, it is not on the classic tourist routes, and must specifically ask the boats drivers for a tour. Two hours through a maze of canals navigation is required to access it, but those who have visited the island speak for a unique experience, as a degenerate art installation in which one feels observed everywhere.

Don Julian Santana Barrera was found drowned April 17, 2001, at the age of 80 years. He lived alone on the island for the last 50 years of his life, the heart of his absurd and grandiose work. Now only occupying places, dolls slowly continue to rot in the sun of Mexico, but according to local superstitions, we could see them moving when the night comes ..

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Mauritius the perfect destination for Valentine’s Day

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Book a trip to Mauritius for a paradise stay for a few days under the coconut trees with your lover. Mauritius is very popular among newlywed couple, an island rife an enchanting atmosphere and a tropical climate all year round, an idyllic place for lovers. You will be surrounded by abundant vegetation and dream beaches. You can let your imagination travel, but a visit to Mauritius is needed to really touch the fingertips to what comes closest to a vacation paradise on earth.

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Show the person you love how much she means to you and forget the flowers and yet another small chocolate box to opt for an unforgettable journey to the end of the world. Turquoise sea awaits you, do not forget your sunscreen because the sun will be at the rendezvous. You can bask two under the coconut trees on one of the many beaches of Mauritius. A nice way to spend a unique celebration of Valentine’s Day that will remain forever engraved in your hearts. Enjoy long moments together on the beach to admire the sunset.

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For romantics who want a little more, why not book a luxurious catamaran? A unique adventure in Mauritius, where you will have the opportunity to rent a catamaran cruise just for you. Mauritius is home to several small islands that you can visit during the day and your evening what’s more romantic than an evening in privacy on board a catamaran near a deserted island, the crew will set up a candlelight dinner for you and leave the catamaran to return the next morning at dawn to cook up a delicious breakfast.

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On the menu for your romantic getaway in Mauritius sun, beautiful beaches and swimming in crystal clear water as main activities. Mauritius remains a flagship couple destination in the Indian Ocean for lovers. A beautiful setting, beautiful beaches and a great choice of holiday accommodation are decisive factors for the choice to opt for Mauritius for many vacationers, more than a dream destination and postcard scenery Mauritius offers an authentic trip away somewhat from clichéd destinations that will give you a taste of escape and rekindle the flame of love that may have been able to mitigate for the long years spent together.

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For accommodation Mauritius offer a holiday house, the best option for lovers seeking privacy, forget the hotels and back-and-forth stuff and other holidaymakers for a successful trip away from prying eyes. A luxury villa by the sea with a private pool with a hot tub will be your love nest for your valentine’s day in Mauritius.

5 unbelievable travel places, you have never heard of

Secret travels places around the world

Seeing all the usual destinations over and over on the travel websites and magazine can make you think that all the beautiful destinations have already been found. But what if some beautiful places were missing ? These secret places that have always been around but that were not advertised on all the famous travels journals.

Alter Do Chao in Brazil

Alter Do Chao in Brazil

This town straddles the Amazon rainforest and an amazing beach known as the Island of Love

Aescher, Switzerland

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Aescher Hotel in Appenzellerland, Switzerland.

Ristorante Grotta Palazzese in Italy

Ristorante Grotta Palazzese

Hotel Ristorante Grotta Palazzese is a hotel that offers lavish rooms and suites carved out of the rock in the heart of the old town.

Hinatuan River on the Philippine island

Hinatuan River on the Philippine island

Hinatuan River is located near Surigao del Sur, Mindanao (The southernmost island of the Philippines). It’s called the Enchanted River

Mauritius Island

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Small paradise island in the south of the Indian Ocean with amazing beaches and unbelievable nature attractions the seven colors earth.

Discover Ifaty in Madagascar

Ifaty in Madagascar

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Ifaty is the finale of the main road South of Madagascar. At the end of this long journey of almost 1000 km Ifaty is the ideal place to rest and enjoy its beautiful lagoon.

20 km north of Tulear, Ifaty is a resort consisting of several Vezo villages. These villages are scattered over the northern part of a lagoon that stretches almost 100 km on the southwest coast of Madagascar, on the shores of Mozambique.

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Ifaty and its beautiful lagoon

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The main attraction is Ifaty lagoon and coral reef, this ecological marvel composed of corals and extraordinary forms also serves as a barrier limiting the big waves and providing an ideal place for all water activities. What you can you do in Ifaty only limited by your imagination. Dive and swim in its translucent turquoise waters or strolling on endless beaches of fine white sand.

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The lagoon is a place frequented by all Vezo whose main activity artisanal fishing. The most striking is the cliché parade myriad of outrigger canoes, colorful, with square sails carried by the wind. The lagoon is the only way that allows the villagers to move and communicate.
Dive on the reef

Diving in this huge lagoon provides an opportunity for divers to meet people in unexpected, rare marine, marine wealth undreamed make this lagoon is a favorite dive destination in Southern Madagascar, or even the whole island. In addition to diving on the coral reef, it is advisable to do some dives in the lagoon of Ranobe, an exceptional site for fishing and underwater discovery.

Brando Island in French Polynesia first self-sustaining luxury resort.

Consisting of a few islands surrounded by a large lagoon, the atoll is an amazing wonder of nature, a paradise of white sand beaches, azure water, palm forests, exotic birds, sea turtles and beautiful coral gardens full of life in the oceans.

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Brando Island biodiversity and cultural richness of Tahiti. The development of the resort is well beyond the typical hotel facilities.  The station also aims for energy independence, the requirements of electricity at least to some extent met by a combination of solar panels and generators fueled by oil coconut.

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20 minutes by private plane from Tahiti, takes visitors to a paradise island in the middle of a preserve nature. The resort has 35 villas, designed to reflect the lifestyle and Polynesian culture. Set in the shade of coconut trees and with direct access to the private beach villas have dining room and outdoor pool. Guests can enjoy spa treatments, in pavilions set around a tranquil pond covered with lilies. Both restaurants serve Polynesian-inspired dishes as well as fusion East / West and classic French cuisine.

Unbelievable and most amazing swimming pool around the world

 

The most beautiful swimming pools in the world, travel and discover from hotel infinity pools to villa hot tubs on unique location around the world.

Crocosaurus Cove, Australia

Crocosaurus Cove, Australia

 

Hotel Caruso, Italy

Hotel Caruso, Italy

 

Golden Triangle Resort, Thailand

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Huvafen Fushi, Maldives

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Ubud Hanging Gardens, Indonesia

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Jade Mountain Resort, St. Lucia

 

 

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Most beautiful places on earth part 1

The planet earth has many hidden or popular places where travelers like to take pictures and most of all create unforgettable memories. There are places on earth that look like a dream, a place you would never imagined could exist in this reality. Here are some of the most wonderful places on earth you should visit before you die.

Huayna Picchu – Machu Picchu, Peru

Huayna Picchu - Machu Picchu, Peru

Skógafoss waterfall Iceland

Skógafoss waterfall iceland

Mini Island Honolulu Hawaii

Mini Island Honolulu Hawaii

Greece Santorini

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Seychelles Islands

Seychelles islands

Croatia

Croatia

XCARET, CANCUN MEXICO

XCARET, CANCUN MEXICO

Bora Bora

Bora Bora

Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Rio Tinto, Spain

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Rio Celeste Costa Rica

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Phraya Nakon Cave, Thailand.

Phraya Nakon Cave, Thailand.

 Mauritius Island

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