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St Anthony of Padua | Istanbul Turkey Destination Highlight

On the busy walking street of Istiklal is the Church of St Anthony of Padua, a large basilica and the largest church of the Roman Catholic Church in Istanbul, Turkey.

Visiting an Olive Press and Production in Morocco | Morocco Real Travel Experience

The small farming villages of agriculture are all throughout this region. And one that is a fond stop to see if that of the Olive Press & Production.

A Hidden Gem in Casablanca: Mahkama du Pacha | Morocco Destination Highlight

A little history for you: Mahkama du Pacha was an administrative building constructed 1941-1942 in the Habbous neighborhood of Casablanca. In January 1930, the pasha of Casablanca at the time At-Tayyib Al-Moqri, the second son of the Moroccan grand vizier Muhammad al-Muqri,...

Spanish Steps in Rome | Italy Destination Highlight

The Spanish Steps. Everyone puts them on their bucket list when visiting Rome. I had wanted to visit them my first time in Rome – but I had but an afternoon to see a few things so put it off. It wasn’t until 9 years later did I finally see them with my daughter last...

The Aegean City of Izmir || Turkey Destination Highlight

Izmir is the 3rd largest city in Turkey and probably the most liberally minded of all the Turkish cities. It is close second on my favourite cities in Turkey. (First being Istanbul!) Located along the Aegean Sea, this seaside port city is a major hub yet doesn’t give a...

An afternoon at Musee du Marrakech | Marrakech, Morocco Destination Highlight

Housed in the Dar Menebhi Palace former residence of Mehdi Mnebhi, a former Defence Minister of Abdelaziz of Morocco, the palace dates from the end of the nineteenth century, and is a great example of classical Andalusian architecture. The museum covers...

Getting our Art Culture “on” at Accademia in Venice | Italy Real Travel Experience

I have been to Venice twice before I decided to give Accademia a visit. I had heard about it, of course, and advised my my Italian neighbour who I fondly call Nonna, to go! So when Venice was the first stop of my daughter’s graduation/18th birthday trip, we did just that...

Chez Galip – Pottery in Avanos | Turkey Real Travel Experience

Avanos, a small town in the historical region of Cappadocia in Turkey, is known since forever ago for its earthenware pottery. The most economical activity in the town, the pottery factories date right back to the time of the Hittites and the ceramic clay from the red silt of the...

The Rif Mountains of Morocco | Morocco Destination Highlight

On my first visit to Morocco, I was literally shocked when we were traveling from Rabat to Chefchaouen and then Chefchaouen to Fes. The landscape was so green and lush I had to keep questioning myself, “Are we REALLY in Africa?!” The north of Morocco is agriculture...

The Colourful Island of Burano| Italy Destination Highlight

The first time I went to Italy back in 2008, I visited the tiny island of Burano. My eyeballs BURST as I saw all the colours of the residents’ homes. This was one of my most memorable shots from that trip; we had just gotten off the vaporetto from San Marco (I was traveling...
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