Buying a carpet

Buying a Moroccan carpet can be a time consuming experience, but most people fall into one of two groups. Which group do you belong to?           The first style is to carefully mull. Will the colour clash with the furnishings in the living room? Will it get too much wear in
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Araceli’s garden

The idea of growing our own food occurs to most of us at some time or another, but sometimes the pleasure of a tiny plot to cultivate is enough. In these times of austerity plenty of people are thinking about having their own little parcela, a patch of land to grow a few veg to
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A wonderful discovery of 1970s Jewish-Magreb music

I never knew that Jewish-Magreb music existed, but indeed it did. Here’s a great Tunisian Tango and a couple of other 70’s tracks.  
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Mopeds in Marrakech Medina, the fight back begins

Mopeds have been the scourge of Marrakech’s Medina for a number of years, but now traders in the tiny alleyways have had enough. As much as I love the Medina, walking around it has been getting worse these last few years. It’s not so much the crowds, that’s part and parcel of a
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