Food & Restaurants in Marrakesh Morocco – Part 2 of 3

We had to miss out on the famed Hotel Mamounia because it is [still] under refurbishment. We splurged on two “exclusive” dinners, one at the Jardins de la Medina, 21 Derb Chtoukah, Kasbah Marrakesh) which featured excruciatingly slow service and … Continue reading

Holidays Visit to Marrakesh Morocco Part 1 of 3

For our six-day visit to Marrakesh (or Marrakech if you prefer) en famille, we stayed at the not-even-opened Beldi Country Club Hotel (+212 (0)624-38-3950), on the route to Amizmiz, in Chérifia just 6 kilometres outside of Marrakesh.  Founded by Jean-Dominique … Continue reading

Kenya Safari Holidays April 2008

Kenya – A Recap of our 6 days in the Great Wild Bush We arrived in Kenya at Nairobi International airport on our holidays in May and, somewhat predictably, spent the first 30 minutes in a highly disorganized line up … Continue reading

Emirates Airline marvels again on Nairobi-Dubai-Paris

After a first experience on Emirates Airline, two weeks ago (post here), I have since taken three more flights with Emirates (EK). Turns out our first experience was not one-off. We flew from Dubai to Nairobi a week later, then … Continue reading

Comments and Thoughts after Visit to Dubai 2008

OUR VISIT TO DUBAI FOR FAMILY HOLIDAYS Rarely does one get a chance to see a city in the making, especially if you have lived all your life in “old” Europe and/or the East Coast of America. For those in … Continue reading

Emirates Airline: Superlatives for flight to Dubai

Wow! I felt like I actually rediscovered the pleasure of traveling yesterday. And, ironically, I did so going on holidays in the economy class of Emirates Airline, on a brand new Boeing 777-300ER. Expectations were totally outpaced. I was left … Continue reading

Strike at CDG Airport by Cleaning Personnel

Manifestations and strikes are a regular part of the Paris landscape–especially if you live in the 6th arrondissement. Paris doesn’t have a monopoly on the topic, but, when I lived abroad, I remember feeling, when flying into Paris Roissy Charles-de-Gaulle … Continue reading