Monthly Archives: February 2014

La Mamounia:Marrakech,Morocco

The sign outside says 'femmes' and the door is in the far side of a large intricately tiled fountain set in the wall of the hallway. All so wonderfully Moroccan. Sorry I did not have my phone yesterday as I went out to the Atlas Mountains with a pit stop at Richard Branson's magical resort Kasbah Tamadot. Check it out on line. You will be booking a flight immediately. Then had lunch at a private home in a small Berber village in the high Atlas Mountains. Wish I had photos to send.

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La Mamounia:Marrakech,Morocco

Posted in Decor, Homes, Travel |

This fabled grand hotel which rests just inside the walls of the medina had a facelift a few years ago and it seems worthy of all the praise it has received. Steeped in Moroccan tiling and carving with acres of plantings, outdoor and indoor infinity pools, clay tennis courts, a spa with a Hammam and a courtyard of shops, one hardly needs to leave the premises to experience the lush exoticism that is morocco, at least as celebrities like Yves St Laurent would have found it.

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King Huessin International Airport:Jordan

Posted in Airport, Observations, Travel |

Never did figure out what these hoses in the public rest rooms are for. I could guess, but will let your imaginations work on it.

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Wadi Rum:Jordan

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Almost made it around the world without having a natural restroom experience. Not so. After a drive out into this desert preserve, we stopped for tea and biscuits at a Bedouin tent. Unusual herbal team with sage, mint and cardamom. Had this been a traditional Bedouin event, the women would have been separated from men.

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Petra:Jordan

Posted in Sightseeing |

Looks like they used the design of the burial caves to make the restrooms for the restaurant where we had a delicious middle eastern buffet lunch.

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Four Seasons Hotel:Serengeti,Africa

Posted in Hotel, Nature, Travel |

This might have the best Feng shui as well as eye appeal of any bathroom I have been privileged to use. Certainly it has jumped to the top of my hotel list for this trip and possibly any I have taken. And just look at the view!



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Kilimanjaro International Airport

Thought I had left the squat toilets behind, but evidently not. This one I seen more confusing as it doesn't have the indications which tell you where to place your feet. (Just kidding.) Seems quite clean if not spacious.

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St. Regis Hotel:Lhasa,Tibet

Posted in Hotel, Sightseeing, Strange |

It seems incongruous to be in a hotel with a living space twice the size of my apartment in New York City and a bathroom like this when the streets are filled with pilgrims who have come to pray at the temples and palaces of the Dahli Lama. Buddhist belief binds all strata of people here. Many are dressed traditionally and some in their nomadic garb. iPhones abound however.

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Potala Palace:Lhasa,Tibet

You need good knees to manage these toilets are more than an occasional basis. Incense was burned to keep any odors away. Well, this is the Dahli lama's winter palace after all.

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Airport:Lhasa,Tibet

You never know when you will find a sign you have never seen before or guess what it will say.

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