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Casbah Robert Piguet: The Ancient City

  In its original meaning, the Arabic word Kasbah (قصبة) meant a citadel, a fortress inside the city. Sometimes they stood inside the city, like the Saladin Casbah in Cairo or the Spanish Alcazaba in the Alhambra complex, and sometimes they were fortresses in the desert, strongholds of protection against raids. In Serbian, Turkish, and Urdu, kasaba means a small provincial town, and in Yem... Read full article: Casbah Robert Piguet: The Ancient City from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magaz...
Tags: Fashion, Cairo, Urdu, Alhambra, KASBAH, Ancient City, Fragrantica Perfumes, Robert Piguet, Saladin Casbah, Yem Read

Grand Seasons Hotel, Kuala Lumpur- Review

Located in the centre of all action in Kula Lumpur and within a short distance from Putra World trade centre, Grand Seasons is a premier hotel ideal for both business and leisure travellers. Its strategic location along Jalan Pahang makes it easy to reach LRT, Monorail and City Bus stations. Most of the major commercial and business avenues such as Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, National library, Pavilion and Bukit Bintang are a short drive away. As a result of its locati...
Tags: Travel, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Mediterranean, Pavilion, Bukit Bintang, KASBAH, KL Tower, R Niranjan Das, Niranjan Das, Rojak, Jalan Pahang, PULAU, Kula Lumpur, Grand Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur Review, Putra World

Frumpy Middle-aged Mom: I’m headed off to Morocco soon. No, I’m not crazy.

So I’m planning a trip to Morocco in October, and the reaction I get from people is pretty sharply divided between those who say, “Oh, you lucky duck,” and the others who say, “You’d never catch me going to one of those foreign countries, especially heathen ones where they don’t worship Jesus.” Then, there are those who just look at me like I’m a few fries short of a Happy Meal and say, “Why on earth are you going to Morocco?” Well, that’s what people said before we went to Thailand, in the type...
Tags: Sport, Taiwan, Uganda, Thailand, Unesco, Things To Do, Soccer, Egypt, Morocco, Kenya, Associated Press, Casablanca, Marrakech, Marrakesh, Tangier, Atlas Mountains

Tunisia:Small Cabinet Meeting On Relations With European Union

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -A small cabinet meeting, held Friday afternoon in the Kasbah under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Youssef Chahed, focused on relations between Tunisia and the European Union, a statement of the Prime Ministry reads.
Tags: News, European Union, Tunisia, Tunis Tunisia, Tunis Afrique Presse, KASBAH, Prime Ministry

Mysterious Chefchaouen: The Blue Pearl Of Morocco

Exploring Chefchaouen in Morocco Chefchaouen, Morocco Welcome to Chefchaouen, the blue city of Morocco. It’s famous for all the houses and shops being painted different shades of blue. A magical place to explore with your camera! The sun beats down mercilessly, setting every color around me ablaze – and since everything is blue, I feel like I’m walking above the clouds in a mythical sky kingdom. But this is no myth, it’s Chefchaouen. Located in Northern Morocco, the city’s signature color is ...
Tags: Morocco, Nice, Cuba, Istanbul, Marrakesh, Tangier, Kalam, KASBAH, Ceuta, Chefchaouen, Riad, Chaouen, Rif Mountains, Morocco Morocco, Dirham, Northern Morocco

Aurora, CO: Gateway to the Rockies

R eady to be surprised? The closest urban hub to Denver International Airport isn’t Denver. It’s Aurora, a city overflowing with local ingenuity, cuisines that would render Anthony Bourdain speechless, and some of the most easily accessible outdoors in the state. It’s one of Colorado’s most diverse cities, and one of its largest, too. Aurora welcomes most visitors into the Centennial State and sends them off when the time comes to depart — and we’re not just talking to the airport. Aurora is yo...
Tags: Travel, Colorado, Things To Do, Denver, Kentucky Derby, Rockies, All, Rocky Mountains, Trip Planning, Anthony Bourdain, Aurora, Denver International Airport, KASBAH, Aurora CO, Front Range, Annette

A 2 Day Hike in the Anti-Atlas Mountains of Southern Morocco

One of the highlights of our vacation in Morocco was the two day backpacking trip we did from Igmir to Amtoudi in the Anti-Atlas Mountains. It was like no other trip we’ve ever done. There were no route signs or other hikers and nor were there any facilities though the one village we walked through would probably have had some food available. It would be best to go well-prepared or better yet, hire a local guide and put some money into their economy. We had a guide, Hassan, a local from Amtoudi...
Tags: Travel, Hiking, Africa, Canada, Morocco, John, Hassan, KASBAH, Facebook Twitter Instagram, Leigh McAdam, Anti-Atlas Mountains, Anti Atlas Mountains of Southern Morocco, Igmir, Amtoudi, Igmir Head, Amtoudi Another

Highlights of a Morocco desert trip

[Photo by Desert Trips Morocco.] If you have always been curious to see and experience the wonders of a hot and dry desert, then you should give a Morocco desert trip a try. On this trip, you will get a first hand experience of the features that define the largest hot desert in the world; and also enjoy a chance to meet and interact with the people that have made this place their home. This expedition should ideally start at Marrakech, a major Moroccan city and a tourist destination in itself,...
Tags: Travel, Africa, Morocco, Travel Blog, Marrakech, Unesco World Heritage, KASBAH, Ouarzazate, Lawrence of Arabia, Merzouga, Draa Valley, Ait Benhaddou, Zagora, Desert Trips Morocco, Atlas Mountains Desert Trips Morocco, Ait Benhaddou Kasbah First

The Road to Morocco

After breakfast more delightful conversation with Akmed and Said we leave the Kasbah note just because one stays in the Kasbah one is not obligated to rock same. From Wikipedia In Morocco and in Iberia the Arabic word form of kasbah frequen
Tags: Travel, Wikipedia, Morocco, Iberia, KASBAH, Said

Renée Zellweger, Common and More Join Best Day of My Life

Renée Zellweger, Common and more join Best Day of My Life Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi’s AMBI Group revealed today that Academy Award winner Renée Zellweger (Chicago, Bridget Jones’s Diary), Isabella Rossellini (Blue Velvet, Death Becomes Her), Common (John Wick: Chapter 2, Suicide Squad), Simon Baker (The Devil Wears Prada, The Mentalist), Taylor Kinney (Zero Dark Thirty, Rock the Kasbah) and Gus Birney (The Mist) have joined the Sarah Jessica Parker romantic drama Best Day of My Life...
Tags: Movies, New York City, Rome, Caa, Renée Zellweger, Isabella Rossellini, Common, Taylor Kinney, Sarah Jessica Parker, Parker, Simon Baker, KASBAH, Vivienne, John Wick, AMBI Group, Ambi

Kasbah rocking. The White House that's Casablanca

Geo 33.5756 7.6178Having thankfully missed the Mr Made in Italy contest last night we had a full day at sea before arriving in Casablanca. There was an evening of activities with an Italian theme to celebrate 150 years of Italian unification. Apparen
Tags: Travel, White House, Italy, Casablanca, KASBAH

Drama in the Kasbah then rockin' the strait

Geo 35.7728 5.8235Distance travelled from Cape Town 5229 nautical milesI first must apologise to the stevedores of Gran Canaria who I39m sure do a sterling job all throughout the cruise calendar and are very conscientious in their work.
Tags: Travel, Cape Town, Gran Canaria, KASBAH

TV Bits: ‘Outlander,’ ‘Let the Right One In,’ ‘Trust,’ Keanu Reeves, and ‘Grace and Frankie,

In today’s edition of TV Bits: Keanu Reeves signs up for a recurring role in his first TV series. FX hires Donald Sutherland for Danny Boyle‘s limited series. Hulu renews The Path. TNT cancels their Let the Right One In pilot plans. William Hurt and Bob Balaban join Three Days of the Condor-inspired series. There are two projects in the works right now about the Getty kidnapping. Ridley Scott is next directing All the Money in the World, while Danny Boyle has an FX limited series, called ...
Tags: Lisa Kudrow, Comedy, Television, Movies, Drama, Amc, Fantasy, Sci-fi, Syfy, Los Angeles, Rome, Netflix, Donald-Sutherland, Starz, Harry Potter, Danny-Boyle

The beauty of a Muslim country

All photos by the author A few years ago , I had the special privilege to travel to Morocco by invitation of the Maison de l’Artisan – with a directive no more precise than to “document the artisans and crafts of the country.” The opportunity was beyond incredible, but in the eyes of some, it was to be feared. Morocco is a Muslim country. I joined eight other remarkably talented individuals – writers, shop owners, and designers – from Austin and Houston. Along with the outstanding Molly Winter...
Tags: Travel, Photography, Spain, Austin, Morocco, Casablanca, Photo Essay, Canon, Marrakech, Muslim Countries, Rabat, KASBAH, Houston Along, Maison de l'Artisan, Molly Winters, Ministry of Handicraft

Reflections from the Kasbah

This originally appeared as part of the Daily Sip, a ministry of St John’s Cathedral in Denver, CO   by Charles LaFond     “Knock, And He’ll open the door Vanish, And He’ll make you shine like the sun Fall, And He’ll raise you to the heavens Become nothing, And He’ll turn you into everything.” ―  Rumi   When the scouts returned to Moses to prove that “the promised land” was fruitful, they returned with a pomegranate as proof; full, luscious, sensuous.  I begin most days, here in Marrakech, walk...
Tags: Religion, Jesus, Moses, Spiritual, Marrakech, Marrakesh, Rumi, KASBAH, Denver CO, Jon White, The Magazine, St John 's Cathedral, Charles LaFond

Visit Morocco: Old Town Rabat – The Kasbah des Oudaias

Street vendors in the Kasbah des Oudaias. Visit Morocco: Old Town Rabat – The Kasbah des Oudaias, The Andalusian Gardens and the Cemetery of the Martyrs Along the Atlantic Coast, on the banks of the Bou Regreg river lies the fortress of the Kasbah of the Udayas. The oldest part of Rabat, the fortress was built during the Almohad Caliphate (1121 – 1269), and today contains a collection of homes and shops. Rabat, incidentally,  comes from the Arabic for Fortified Palace and refers to this fort...
Tags: Uncategorized, Sport, Morocco, Golf, Rabat, Atlantic Coast, KASBAH

The Kasbah has been rocked, but the transition continues

Sitting in the crisp chill of a Marrakesh morning, sipping a cup of mint tea, I'm reminded of my favourite punk band The Clash, and their 1982 hit Rock the Kasbah. For those of us gathered in Morocco to progress the global approach to tackling climate change, this is certainly what the election of Donald Trump has done. Here in Morocco, we are all trying to read the rapidly shifting post-election tea leaves, but amid the uncertainty it's worth taking stock of where we are now and why the case ...
Tags: Europe, UK, England, New York, News, China, Germany, US, Walmart, Beijing, Morocco, Paris, Nissan, Donald Trump, Huffington Post, Hamburg

women share sexual violence

Photo: Anaïs Note: There is little data available on sexual violence among female travelers. Neither the United Nations nor the U.S. State Department keeps track of these incidents. However, the World Health Organization estimates that about 1 in 3 women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime. Lola Méndez, from the USA I WAS IN OUARZAZATE, Morocco by myself exploring the old Kasbah. A Kasbah is a la...
Tags: Travel, Florida, Usa, Sexual Assault, La, India, Women, Spain, Morocco, United Nations, World Health Organization, Kansas, All, Don, U S State Department, KASBAH

Hotel Nord Pinus Tanger

There’s no better location in Tangier than being perched high in the Kasbah where the Straits of Gibraltar tickle the Spanish mainland. Anne Igou knew that when she bought this richly decorated former pasha’s townhouse and filled it with her eclectic collection of treasures snaffled from around the world.
Tags: Tangier, KASBAH, Straits of Gibraltar, Travel-entity:hotel, Storytype:review

The Academy Responds To #OscarsSoWhite With Diverse Class Of New Members Including Idris Elba, Oscar Isaac, Michael B. Jordan, & More!

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences is already starting to make good on its promise to double its number of women and diverse members! On Wednesday, the Academy released a list of the 683 names of the organization's newest invitees, marking the biggest and most diverse class of new voters ever! Related: 2016's Oscars Ratings Were The Lowest In Years! Stars like Idris Elba, Oscar Isaac, Michael B. Jordan, and more have been invited to join the elite group, following the Oscars' #Oscar...
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Almaha Marrakech

Inspired by Baudelaire’s poem ‘L’invitation au Voyage’, Almaha Marrakech is a rather grand, 14-room boutique hotel in the Kasbah with a luxurious subterranean spa.
Tags: KASBAH, Baudelaire, Travel-entity:hotel, Storytype:review

New on Netflix in June 2016 - Here's the Full List!

Every month, a bunch of new movies and television shows are added to the streaming library on Netflix and here is the list of titles for June 2016! Among the highlights this time around are the first three Jurassic Park movies and the Best Picture winner at the Oscars this year, Spotlight. Another Oscar favorite that you can look forward to seeing soon is The Big Short, which will hit the streaming service in July. Some other highlights for this month include Mandy Moore‘s A Walk to Rem...
Tags: Hong Kong, Fashion, Television, Movies, Marvel, Netflix, Robert Pattinson, Moon, Leonardo Dicaprio, Cuba, Mandy Moore, Grey, Gabriel García Márquez, Elizabeth, Julien, Mary Jane

Here's Everything Coming To Netflix In June

It's that time of the month again. No, not that one. The time that we find out what we'll be watching while curled up in the air-conditioning on our sofas next month. Yep: It's Netflix time.So what's new and notable? We're on it. Check out the list below to find out what's arriving on the streaming platform.We're especially excited that Orange Is The New Black is finally back. If anyone is wondering where we are on June 17, the answer is definitely binge-watching that show.Available 6/17...
Tags: Hong Kong, Fashion, Music, Moon, Cuba, Gabriel García Márquez, Elizabeth, Julien, New Black, KASBAH, Bob Ross, Poverty Inc, Gabo

Netflix June 2016 Movie and TV Titles Announced

Netflix June 2016 movies and TV titles announced The Netflix June 2016 movies and TV titles have been announced and can be viewed below! All titles and dates are subject to change. You can also view the titles disappearing from Netflix in June underneath. Which titles are you looking forward to and which are you sad to see leaving the service? AVAILABLE JUNE 1 7 Chinese Brothers (2015) 72 Cutest Animals: Season 172 Dangerous Places: Season 1 A Walk to Remember (2002) Big Stone Gap (2014) Bob ...
Tags: Hong Kong, TV, Movies, Netflix, Paris, Marvin, Moon, TV News, Madonna, Streaming, Cuba, Gabriel García Márquez, Elizabeth, Sophie, Wayne, Bridget Jones

Morocco Diaries Part I Rock the Kasbah...

Route from last blog...NYC Norway Marrakech Essaouira Tafedna Essaouira Marrakech Ait Benhaddou Ouarzazate Boulmane Dades Dades Todra GorgesOh Morocco what a seriously amazing country. It is most definitely its own thing not
Tags: Travel, Morocco, KASBAH

16 unbelievable moments I had in Morocco

SITTING IN A HISTORIC PUB in London with my husband on New Year’s, we pulled up Skyscanner and looked for a cheap flight onward in the next week. Morocco caught our eye, a direct flight for $60. With little to no expectations we secured an Airbnb in the old Medina of Marrakesh, booked our flights, and took off just a few days later. We spent a month living in Marrakesh, and while Morocco doesn’t have the best reputation among photogs for being photographer-friendly, I still can’t believe some of...
Tags: London, Morocco, West Africa, Pharrell, North, Algeria, Travel Photography, Iceland, Bernie Sanders, Sahara Desert, Marrakech, Marrakesh, Medina, All, Peter, Jason Wire

Morocco: Hollywood's Kasbah

Morocco: Rockin’ the KasbahExploring the history and Hollywood connections of the Aït-Ben-Haddou Kasbah crossing a river near Aït-Ben-Haddou, Morocco. Kirsten Smith photos. By Kirsten Smith A local... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Travel, Hollywood, Morocco, KASBAH, Kirsten Smith, Rockin, Aït Ben Haddou Kasbah, Aït Ben Haddou Morocco

Kate Hudson set to Rock The Kasbah with Bill Murray

Hollywood might be full of pressure to be perfect, but for Kate Hudson, accepting flaws is part of the path to happiness. She tells Keeley Bolger about working with Bill Murray in Rock The Kasbah, impressing her two young sons and inspiring confidence Born into showbiz royalty, as the daughter of Goldie Hawn and step-daughter of Kurt Russell, her life might be based in Hollywood, where a glossy megawatt veneer is the order of the day, but she insists her own outlook is firmly rooted in reality.
Tags: Hollywood, Bill Murray, Kate Hudson, Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, KASBAH, Keeley Bolger

‘Death to the infidels!’ Why it’s time to fix Hollywood’s problem with Muslims

The US government wants the movie business to help counter Isis propaganda. But from shady sheikhs to detonator-happy terrorists, Hollywood’s pervasive Islamophobia is already a big part of the problem‘Great convo w studio execs in LA. Good to hear their perspectives & ideas of how to counter #Daesh narrative,” tweeted John Kerry on 16 February, along with a photo of himself in a Hollywood meeting lounge with executives from Universal, Warner, Fox, Disney, Sony, Dreamworks and other big players ...
Tags: Hollywood, London, Film, Islamic State, US, World news, Culture, Middle East and North Africa, Islam, American Sniper, John Kerry, Kerry, Islamophobia, KASBAH, LA Good, London Has Fallen

Danny McBride Eyed for Alien: Covenant

Ridley Scott is reportedly looking at Danny McBride to join the cast of his Alien: Covenant A surprising new potential addition to the Alien: Covenant cast has emerged today as The Wrap brings word that Eastbound and Down star Danny McBride has entered early talks for a role. Should he sign on, Danny McBride will join the returning Michael Fassbender alongside franchise newcomer Katherine Waterston. Fassbender reprises his role as Prometheus‘ android, David, while Waterston is set to play a w...
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