Long ago, in the year 1062 to be exact, a warrior dynasty of nomadic Berber called the Almoravids decided to pitch their desert tents near the foothills of the Atlas Mountains and found the capital of their empire, which they named Marrakesh.
The first recommendation I’d give anyone that goes to Morocco is not to trust Moroccan ways to measure time. The bus ticket cashier at Rabat station told us the drive to Chefchaouen would only take two hours but, as my friends and I were already getting used to hearing that, we weren’t surprised that it was a six-hour trip.
Either if you are planning on traveling solo, or going on a family trip, Tepoztlán is one of the most entertaining destinations near Mexico City. People all over the world come here to have a nice time during the weekends and holidays, making it come alive.
If you like big town festivals, here’s a guide to enjoy the carnival on Easter weekend!
If you are visiting Vancouver and you’re done with the city, Bowen Island is the perfect place for a day trip. It is located just 3km away from the lower mainland, only a twenty minutes ride on the ferry from Horseshoe Bay at West Vancouver. One great advantage about the ferry: it’s only $12 to get from the Mainland to the Island, but there’s no fee for the ride back!
For the entire month of March, flowers begin to bloom in Vancouver, announcing that spring is finally coming. The first trees to blossom are the ones from the stone fruit family, being the peach, the cherry, and the plum trees the most common around the city.
The Playground of the Gods, or in Japanese, Kamui Mintara, are a dozen of totem pole sculptures located at the top of Burnaby Mountain in B.C. They were created by Nuburi and Shusei Toko to reinforce the bonding between Burnaby and its sister city Kushiro, in Japan.
Hope you’ve had some happy holidays!
Here are some pictures of the Christmas decorations in Vancouver, and a little history about the Christmas lights.