Hotel Paisano:Marfa,TX

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Lucked out for a change and got what my friend and I are referring to as the Honeymoon Suite- spacious with two ceiling fans, 2 Queen beds and, best of all, two bathrooms. I love the efficiency of this little space with a shower consisting of a drain in the floor and shower curtain. I was able to prop my foot on the toilet to shave my legs. Perfect.

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Bus from El Passo to Marfa:Texas

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I don't want to be too graphic, but I think it is rather gross to see a small well of yellow in the corner of the floor even if you are on a bus. Would have been nice to have hand wipes available as well. 2hrs 45 min into the trip with 45min to go. Just stopped to see the Marfa Prada installation on the side of the highway. Pretty odd and recently vandalized not for the product, but as an artistic comment.

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George Bush Intercontinental Airport:Austin,TX

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No longhorns in the restroom here, but there are plenty around the city. If you can see the photo of the black eyes Susan hanging on the wall, you will appreciate the gentle, natural style of this airport. Lots of other photos of natural Texas on the walls. An overnight with my niece which included an awesome Tex-Mex dinner with great margueritas, at Huy's, a concert by Brooklyn Riders at UT - combination if classical and cutting edge works brilliantly performed- with drinks with them afterwards at Easy Tiger. Overnight at The Driscoll, Austin's grand dame of a hotel. Great time had by all.

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Bitter End Resort:Virgin Gorda, BVI

4 little mermaids are we venturing onto land this afternoon to do a better clean up for our fancy farewell dinner. Had to motor the full 9 hours from Anguilla as there was little wind. Good sunbathing day with no clouds and warm temps. Also time to polish the chrome and read our books.

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Tethys:Tintamarre, St Maarten

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It feels a bit ridiculous to have gone from a bathroom in Tibet the size of a small apartment to a head that barely holds one person. However the compensations of spending a week on the otherwise spacious boat sailing from island to island and eating the delicious fruits of these islands- St Bart's especially- outweigh the claustrophobia.

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La Langouste:Flamands,St. Bart’s

I love the simplicity of a fish tile in a white bathroom. This restaurant is located in a charming small hotel on the beach. We are lunching here for the second day in a row. Mojitos and fresh grilled lobster. Yum.

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La Belle Aurore:Marigot,St Maarten

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After a three and one half hour delay due to a faulty anti skid brake part on the aircraft, I arrived to fair skies and balmy temperature. Sure is nice. As we are on the French side of the island, we had lovely food and wine at dinner. And classy glass tiles in the rest room.

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Delta Sky Club: Terminal 4, JFK Airport

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Nice to be heading to the Caribbean for a week of sailing when the temps are still below zero and more snow is forecast. This restroom certainly provides a cherry send off. The cinnamon raisin bagels weren't bad either.

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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

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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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