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A Change in Altitude: A Novel by Anita Shreve

Margaret and Patrick have been married just a few months when they set off on what they hope will be a great adventure-a year living in Kenya. Margaret quickly realizes there is a great deal she doesn’t know about the complex mores of her new home, and about her own husband. A British couple invites the newlyweds to join on a climbing expedition to Mount Kenya, and they eagerly agree. But during their harrowing ascent, a horrific accident occurs. In the aftermath of the tragedy, Margaret…

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Dawa cocktail

Much like spotting the Big Five, no trip to Kenya is complete without sipping a Dawa cocktail. Given that dawa is Swahili for “medicine,” this famous cocktail is said to cure whatever ails you. The fact that it’s the most popular cocktail in Kenya just might support this claim. INGREDIENTS 1¾ oz (50 ml) vodka 2 bar spoons brown sugar 1 lime, sliced Honey-coated stir stick (garnish) PREPARATION Place sliced limes and brown sugar into an Old Fashioned glass Crush limes, add…

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SKY SAFARI ITINERARIES

There’s nowhere on earth like Kenya… except maybe Tanzania. Too hard to choose between them? No problem, SkySafari offers a combination safari as well. Kenya is more than a destination – it’s a sensation. It’s the snap-crack of big game tramping through the scrub; the thrill of unknown eyes flashing in the dark. It’s the enormity of the far horizon and the immediacy of fresh paw-prints in the sand. It’s endless plains, cool highlands, huge skies. It’s the flush of the savannah…

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ABOUT SKYSAFARI

SkySafari has been lovingly curated to reveal the most extraordinary locations, at the perfect pace, in the most luxurious style. Your guests can relax; SkySafari takes care of the big picture and the tiny details. All they have to do is sit back, relax, accept a glass of champagne and let Africa work its magic. SkySafari flies guests from national park to national park in their customized 8 business-class seater Cessnas. Expertly designed itineraries whisk guests right into East Africa’s…

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Staying in a Riad - what to know

Riad
A riad is a traditional Moroccan house with an elaborate open-air interior garden courtyard. In fact, the meaning of riad is ‘garden’. This courtyard is a sanctuary and respite from the outside world. Beautiful tile work, lush plants, and rose petal-adorned water features commonly grace this space, imparting tranquility. Originally owned by the wealthy, many riads have now been turned into guest houses, run like bed and breakfasts or boutique hotels, providing a genuinely Moroccan…

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BOOK CLUB - The Caliph’s House, A Year in Casablanca by Tahir Shah

The Caliph's House
In the tradition of A Year in Provence and Under the Tuscan Sun, acclaimed English travel writer Tahir Shah shares a highly entertaining account of making an exotic dream come true. By turns hilarious and harrowing, here is the story of his family’s move from the gray skies of London to the sun-drenched city of Casablanca, where Islamic tradition and African folklore converge–and nothing is as easy as it seems. Inspired by the Moroccan vacations of his childhood, Tahir Shah dreamed of…

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Regional Recipe - Esh Asaraya

Esh Asaraya
Esh Asaraya is a sweet, creamy and delicious dessert.  Esh Asaraya is made with sweet pieces of bread that is then smothered in cream, and then is topped with pistachio nuts which adds a nice crunch to each luscious bite. Serves 4 Ingredients • 6 slices of sourdough bread For syrup • 1 cup sugar • 1/2 cup water • 1 tablespoon rose water or a few drops of rose essence For cream • 2 cups cream • 3 tablespoons sugar • 1/2 cup pistachios, crushed Instructions: 1. Remove bread…

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Welcome to Dubai (The Traveler Series) by Omar Tyree

Welcome to Dubai by Omar Tyree
When American Gary Stevens decides to explore the immaculate tourism haven of Dubai in the Middle East, he finds much more than he bargained for. Plans for a peaceful and harmless visit to the exotic land of seven-star hotels, international culture, food and shopping, quickly change when Gary attracts the attention of a beautiful, rebellious and enticing Muslim woman and stumbles into a violent labor revolt triggered by the death of a poor immigrant construction worker, who falls from one of…

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TOP 10 OTHER THINGS TO DO IN DUBAI

World's tallest tower, the Burj Khalifa
Dubai is all about things to do – from morning until the wee hours. With so many options, here are the Top 10, not to be missed sights, in no particular order… 1/ Burj al Arab Overlooking the Persian Gulf from its perch between Jumeirah Beach and the Palm Islands, this stunning building has wowed architecture buffs since it opened in 1999. Its curved glass façade – modeled after the sails that have graced Dubai’s waterways all these years – shelters a world-class,…

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All About Dubai Expo

Come celebrate Expo in Dubai!
For 170 years, World Expos have provided a platform to showcase the greatest innovations that have shaped the world we live in today. Dubai Expo will continue that tradition with the latest technology from around the globe. Phones, television, computers even ice-cream made their debuts at past Expos, and astounded those who saw them… Notable Expo reveals: - Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine – one of the first mechanical computers – was on display at the 1862 London International…

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