If you are in Morocco it is a crime to miss the Markets/ Souks especially Jemaa el-Fnaa. So big and beautiful, popular with both locals and tourists Jemaa el-Fnaa offers you a glimpse into a traditional Moroccan market.
It is so vibrant and colourful and wandering around by itself is an experience.
These are the main markets of Marrakech that offer a wide assortment of wares ranging from tea sets to clothing to ornate rugs and other accessories.
Even if you don’t intend on buying anything, just strolling through the markets is guaranteed to give you a great experience.
Indian Antique Shop in England | Rajasthan Antique items | இங்கிலாந்தில் பழங்கால கடை
I stumbled across this beautiful anitque shop in Shropshire.
Most of the items are from Rajasthan. Shop is called Wilstone. It is a fascinating collection of timeless and inspiring pieces that are made in India using traditional skills and natural materials, for both indoor and outdoor spaces. From the old to the new, all pieces are made by highly skilled artisans from across the subcontinent.
Rich with history, Wilstone has many unique pieces which have been rescued from crumbling buildings or re-purposed to fit a new use.
Wilstone takes their beautiful products to some of the most prestigious horticultural shows each year, transporting people to Indian temples.
It was like stepping on to age old India. Websites:
The High Atlas, North Africa’s greatest mountain range, contains some of the most intriguing and beautiful regions of Morocco.
Ourika Valley is a valley in the Moroccan High Atlas along the Ourika River. It is a popular day-trip destination of Marrakech. It is located around 30 km from Marrakech, and is essentially populated by Berber people speaking Shilha. Despite its proximity to Marrakech, it is still considered a relatively well-preserved valley, by its very nature a and traditional mountain way of life. The Ourika falls at Setti Fatma are a popular day trip.
Setti-Fatma is the last small town which is accessible by the paved route. It is the departure point for many excursions to the nearby mountains. The most prized and most easy hike consists of mounting the length of a mountain torrent in order to discover the cascades.
A short walk in Snowdonia’s tropical forest | Coed Felinrhyd & Llennyrch | Wales | United Kingdom
Step into a world of dripping ferns, gushing gullies and sweeping treetop vistas… Coed Felinrhyd & Llennyrch is a rare, Atlantic oak woodland covers 310-hectares (765-acres) and one of our largest woods in Wales. The woods date back an astonishing 10,000 years to the last ice age. These ancient places, found above the Vale of Ffestiniog, are two of Europe’s best remaining examples of Atlantic oak woodland, otherwise known as temperate rainforest.
Coed Felinrhyd & Llennyrch covers 310-hectares (765-acres) in the Snowdonia National Park, and stretches from Llyn Trawsfynydd in the east and almost to the meeting of the Prysor and tidal Dwyryd rivers in the west. Park for free at the layby on the A469 towards Harlech.
Walk down towards the Hydropower station passing its entrance on your left. Cross the stone bridge and turn immediately left through a wooden gate. The trail starts at the Woodland Trust ‘Welcome/Croeso’ post.