Essaouira, my favourite city escape

The old city of Essaouira as seen from the port Copyright Mandy Sinclair

What’s blue and white and filled with beauty?  The old city of Essaouira of course. Located just two hours from Marrakech, it’s the perfect two-day escape from the hustle and bustle of the Red City. So when people often ask why I love it there, I can’t really explain.  Because you see there are no … Continue reading

Andalusia: Pretty

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Wine sampled. Tapas enjoyed. Architecture admired. And bags filled with beautiful Spanish designs. After all, how could we resist when walking passed beautiful windows adorned like this one?

Andalusia: Stop #3

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Our last stop saw us arriving in Granada.  For just a short visit.  Two nights, one day.  Not nearly long enough. But long enough to see the Alhambra.  And what a beauty it was shining over the city.  Mountains in clear view in the background. While the gardens were beautiful, I was most impressed by … Continue reading

Andalusia: Stop #2

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We arrived in the pouring rain.  But it didn’t matter.  The charming old Jewish quarter  of Cordoba complete with winding cobblestoned streets lead to little tapas bars and cafes to keep us dry. Easily one of the top highlights of our trip, the mosque turned cathedral is absolutely divine.  A truly fine example of Mudejar … Continue reading

Andalusia: Stop #1

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I have a confession to make.  I’m a bit of a history and architecture geek.  And so when my friend, an equal geek about that kinda stuff, said she was going to Spain, I planned a week in Andalusia together. First stop, Sevilla. After we had a proper catch up (we hadn’t seen each other … Continue reading