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British Moroccan Society – AGM The Travellers Club, Pall Mall, London

October 14th, 2011

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British Moroccan Society – AGM The Travellers Club, Pall Mall, London

Yesterday evening was significant in the calendar of the British Moroccan Society. The annual AMG was held at the prestigious Travellers Club, 106 Pall Mall, London. The turnout was the best in the Societies history; not an empty seat, indeed, standing room required. Attendees included Honorary Presidents; Lord Newell DL and Joe Gaggero CBE alongside [...]

Making a SPLASH – in Morocco

October 11th, 2011

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Making a SPLASH – in Morocco

For many years Andy Robertson and his team have been serving adrenalin junkies with a menu of wet and wild adventures in the Scottish Highlands. But can they repeat this experience in Marrakech? We sent our Editor to find out. “I had known about Andy Robertson’s Splash Adventure Activities for a couple of years and [...]

The Gadget Show – Visits Morocco

October 10th, 2011

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The Gadget Show – Visits Morocco

The Gadget Show is a British television series focusing on technology and is broadcast on Channel 5. The show previews and reviews the latest gadgets, and broadcasts the latest technology news. The show is aimed at giving the mass consumer an insight into the gadget world and in addition, it aims to give enough information [...]

The Kings Speech – HM King Mohammed VI “speech to the nation”

June 20th, 2011

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The Kings Speech –  HM King Mohammed VI “speech to the nation”

The Kings Speech -  HM King Mohammed VI “speech to the nation”  On 17th June 2011; His Majesty King Mohammed VI addressed the nation to outline the basic elements of a new draft constitution. The draft Constitution includes; Human Rights, Freedom of Religious Practice, Freedom of Speech and also provides for equality between men and [...]

The Caliph’s House – Book Review

June 19th, 2011

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The Caliph’s House – Book Review

The Caliph’s House is a travel book by Anglo-Afghan author, Tahir Shah. One of my favorite books based on Morocco. The process of buying a property and the association with the local community rings so many bells to my own experiences. Likewise …. look out for the passage about “freeing the animals” (I won’t spoilt [...]

YOGA at Laksiba: The best way to prepare for life is to begin to live……

June 15th, 2011

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YOGA at Laksiba: The best way to prepare for life is to begin to live……

The best way to prepare for life is to begin to live…… Tabitha Dean Yoga: has held several sucessful Yoga Retreats at Riad Laksiba. The May 2011 Yoga Retreat was “over-subscribed” and the forthcoming Yoga Retreats; October 5th, October 19th, October 26th  & November 2nd are filling up fast…. So who is and what happens at a [...]

HM the King congratulates UK’s Queen Elizabeth II on her birthday

June 15th, 2011

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Rabat – HM King Mohammed VI sent a congratulatory message to Her Majesty Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom, on her birthday. In this message, HM the King expresses his heartfelt congratulations and best wishes of health and happinesss to Her Majesty Elizabeth II, and of further progress and prosperity to the friendly people [...]

The British Moroccan Society – New logo

June 14th, 2011

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The British Moroccan Society – New logo

We are pleased to announce: That our Editor Simon Hawkesley has designed a new logo for the British Moroccan Society.  ”something Regal felt appropiate so alot of attention went into the font style/colour/design and then there is a socio-political statement regarding the two flags flying, in unison, to celebrate the close and special link between our two Sovereign [...]

Marrakech: hints of bygone eras at Riad Laksiba – by border hopping blog

June 8th, 2011

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Marrakech: hints of bygone eras at Riad Laksiba – by border hopping blog

6.6.11 border hopping blog site: is exceptional Thank you so much for writing this Article………… Marrakech: hints of bygone eras at Riad Laksiba A few months ago, we shared with you the curious image of Hannah by Simon Hawkesley (below, left), a recreation of Irving Penn’s 1951 “Woman in Palace” shot of Lisa Fonssagrives (below, right). [...]

Magic in a strange land – TripAdvisor

June 8th, 2011

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Magic in a strange land – TripAdvisor

“Magic in a strange land” Words and photographs by Red B Black TripAdvisor Review 1 June 2011 So, you’ve decided to visit Marrakech and now you’re wondering where to stay. When we started on the same journey, we were looking for somewhere that would be part of the experience, not fastened on to the side [...]