12 Jun 2010


I have the pleasure to be your host (again). I just came back from my round trip through Morocco where I had to pay in Dirhams which gave me an idea for this monday's topic

I would like to see a picture of your wallet and your country's currency. Of course there will be a lot of US $, but I suppose you all have a different wallet. I have never seen a bank note from the Philippines for example and I think it is interesting to see with what we pay, because we all have to pay with whatever note or coin !

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During our stay in Marrakech, we only had taken half board because at noon we never were very hungry. In the morning there was a huge breakfast buffet, with everything your heart wanted and for all nationalities in the world.

Our stomacs couldn't eat all at once in the morning to keep until supper, so usually I discretely helped myself by preparing a doggy bag for lunch. I went to the buffet several times and didn't care if people were thinking that I had the appetite of a starving elephant. I usually took some cheese, fruits and croissants and we ate that peacefully in our room on the balcony. One day I saw boiled eggs just laying in front of me. I took two, dropped them in my plastic bag, hidden in my beach bag together with the other "dog" food. Anyway I think we did the hotel a favor, by helping ourselves, so they didn't have to throw away so much food.

I put the eggs in the fridge and at lunch time, Domi took one egg, hit it on the table to peal the shell off. Suddenly the egg exploded and Domi got the full content of a raw egg all over her face, bathing suit, table and floor. I looked at her and started to laugh and laugh, I couldn't stop ! She looked priceless, her nose and cheeks were yellow and the the rest was running over herher chin and finally dropped on the floor.

One thing is for sure, Moroccan eggs are all bio, coming from happy chicken pecking on mugheaps ! The eggshell is so hard like a boiled egg, when I compare them to what I get here ! You look at them severely and they already crack.

11 Jun 2010

SHOW & TELL Friday

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As you may understand, just coming back from a very interesting round trip through Morocco, I am still with one foot there. So I wanted to show you what was our duty during such a trip, you have to visit a carpet factory and of course they want you to buy. (Like we do with Tupperwear....)

we were all sitting around and got a cup of mint tea

then they showed what we could buy (Morocco is French speaking, besides arabic of course, because it had been under French "protection")

my friend Domi decided to buy one and had a closer look

they are all very beautiful

she decided to buy the little red one hanging right on the top which finally is not that little. It looks beautiful !

I didn't find anything to buy, there was nothing interesting to me because I was there last year and of course always the same things are sold.

10 Jun 2010


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13 Quotes about travelling

1. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do.Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." -- Mark Twain

2. Traveling is almost like talking with men of other centuries

3. Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living

4. Travel is the frivolous part of serious lives, and the serious part of frivolous ones

5. When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money

6. A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving

7. If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.

8. No matter where you go, there you are

9. Without new experiences, something inside of us sleeps. The sleeper must awaken

10.No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow

11.We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open." -- Jawaharal Nehru

12.Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen - Benjamin Disraeli

13.The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page

9 Jun 2010


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Scarf war

gone with the wind ...

After a swim it has to dry

8 Jun 2010

7 Jun 2010


Sayre our host this week wants us show and tell about how we spend our summer days.

As I am retired I have summer the whole year concerning holidays and therefore I prefer travelling when there are no school holidays.

One part of my summer days I have already behind me, I did a 8 day round trip through Morocco and 5 days rest in a beautiful hotel in Marrakech.

Next will probably be a visit to a cousin who still lives in Schl├╝chtern (Germany) where I lived for a big part of my childhood with my Grandparents

For sure is that I will spend my yearly week at the English South East coast in Eastbourne with my friends Anne and Doug, like I do since 3 years in August, combined with a few days in London

Next will be end October where I go as usual for 2 weeks to the Red Sea in Egypt, to prepare myself for the winter and also for becoming a grandma end November !

In between when the weather is nice I'll do some excursions with friends here around or a weekend in Amsterdam where my son and DIL live.

Now you know everything about my summer holiday schedule !

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6 Jun 2010

WEEKLY WINNERS - Fantasia Show in Morocco

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When I was in Marrakech we attended a beautiful show in a restaurant called "chez Ali"

The restaurant, a horse parade and a trompeter to great us

While we were eating we could watch all kind of folk dances

from men an women

I tell you the music was very special and loud !

the horse show and the camel waiting for the bride. The show was about a story from Ali Baba.

and this was what we ate, the traditional couscous ! Delicious

and that's what we heard when we arrived and when we left !