Casa Hassan is a beautiful place to stay in, with pleasant, comfortable, Moroccan-style rooms, communal lounges and dining areas nestled away in so many corners, and a splendid rooftop terrace to boot. One of the things I was most looking forward to about visiting Morocco was getting the opportunity to stay in a riad. Moroccan architecture has always… Read More Hotel Riad Casa Hassan in Chefchaouen: Review
Chefchaouen is a city awash with the serene colours of the seven seas and aglow with the whimsical brilliance of the summer skies. Follow me through the city’s medina and take respite in her tranquil yet resplendent blue streets. “The deeper the blue becomes, the more strongly it calls Man towards the Infinite, awakening in… Read More Chefchaouen: 24 Hours in a Sanctuary of Blue
Photo: Candi Prambanan, Yogyakarta, 2016 For all the women who’re being paid their monthly week-long visit by Mr Red. For me, Mr Red’s impeccable timing is always such that it hits me at the end of every month, which means that it usually comes right at the start of the last 10 days of every… Read More Fiery Feminine: Periods & Spirituality.
Sunset in Gili Air, Lombok, 2011. We’d spent a whole day swimming, sunbathing, and cycling around the island. It had been an amazing day, and we’d gone back to the resort to get some rest before heading out later at night. But I was feeling restless and a little cramped up in our room, so… Read More Hints of Beauty: Sunsets & Solitude.
Somewhere in the streets of Hiroshima, Japan 2016. Sometimes I feel that the world Is burning And yet how can an ocean without horizon Be set aflame? Everything around me charges forward At mach-3 speeds and bullet-train momentums But I Am still. Sights and sounds, voices and vitriol Have faded Into nothingness And melded… Read More School of Life: Calmness in Chaos
To me, the most beautiful part of Marrakech weren’t the souqs, which, for all the flurry of activity in the narrow, winding streets, proved to be a little noisy after a while. Of course, I know that’s how all marketplaces are. You can read more about it here in part 1. But entering these few buildings that… Read More Wayfaring Muslim: Marrakech, Terracotta Oasis II
Marrakesh has a rustic sort of charm that rings of authenticity. Dusty tarmac roads hug low-rising apartments, shopping centres, train stations and libraries, all painted in the same earth-toned colours: brick red, desert orange, terracotta and oak brown. It’s interesting that the city itself is painted in the colours of dusk, reflecting the Arabic name… Read More Wayfaring Muslim: Marrakech, Terracotta Oasis I