Collected by Vanessa Nirode
Rue De La Kasbah, Kairouan, Tunisia
The entrance to Kairouan (spiritual heart of Tunisia) is marked by four giant carpets (made of ceramic tile). If you have interest in handmade carpets (knotted or woven) this is the place in Tunisia. The souks here have everything you can imagine...
64 Rue Sidi Ben Arous, Tunis 1006, Tunisia
This charming Hotel, within the Medina ( the old Arab town from the 7th C AD), tells a special story , as the proprieotor himself a native of the Medina of Tunis, and belongs to a very known midle class family,the Belhouene's, who still have their...
This nearly 2000 years old, of an underground section of a Roman villa.In an archeological site known as: Bulla Regia ( Bulla the royal). In north west Tunisia. Reminds me, how we should learn from our ancestors, not how to save energy, but , how...
Rue de la côte d'Ivoire, Marsa, Tunisia
I was a bit weary and fatigued, i wanted to have a calm and rather special week end. The Residence, came to my mind as a place of choice. Very graceful, by its domed ceilings and alcoves.Looks like an Oasis, so calm and quiet, my room in the third...
Mostar 88000, Bosnia and Herzegovina
I can’t name all the ways our hostess made us feel at home—but I’ll list a few. When we arrived, road weary, she had muffins ready for us, baked with locally-grown, organic flour—and local fruit brandy. She dug up turtles to amuse our kids—despite...
Sidi Bouloukat Djemaa el fna 53 Sidi Bouloukate، Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Described by writer Tahir Shah as the “greatest show on Earth,” no visit to Marrakech would be complete without a visit to the famous night market on the Djemaa el Fna. Arrive before sunset and park yourself at one of the...
Rue Yves St Laurent By A-Maps، Marrakech 40000, Morocco
In 1923, the artist Jacques Majorelle acquired a four-acre plot of land just outside the center of Marrakech. Inspired by numerous travels around the country to paint scenes of village life, and funded by painting more illustrious portraits such...
Rahba Kedima, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
I sampled tagines from a half-dozen places in Marrakesh, including fancy restaurants, and the succulent chicken tagine at Bakshish, an unassuming and bohemian-flavored café in the souk, topped them all. It’s a nice spot to take a break from...
Kaneo Plaosnik Pateka, Ohrid 6000, Macedonia (FYROM)
The lakeside town of Ohrid is notable for having a lot of UNESCO churches. Long ago, it had 365 churches — one for each day in the year. The Church of St. John at Kaneo is surely one of the most beautiful. Just after sunrise, it's completely quiet...
90/3 Sridonchai Rd, Tambon Chang Khlan, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
If you know me at all you know that I'm not much of a backpacker. Don't get me wrong - I love hiking, camping, trekking, and the outdoors more than most people. What I don't dig is sitting around ramshackle guesthouses with 20-something tourists...
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