Our trips

TADELAKT POTTERY

20 Feb , 2015  

Tadelakt is an ancient technique and a lime coating traditional from Marrakech and characterised by its shiny colour and waterproof effect. Tadelakt’s unique finish is achieved by using friction with a pebble and olive oil soap.

 

It can be used outdoor (even in bathrooms and floors) and indoor; and it has also inspired the creation of new building materials like micro-concrete.

 

Beyond its beauty and elegance, tadelakt is the symbol of northern African culture.

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History of Africa,People

DAVID LIVINGSTONE

19 Feb , 2015  

David Livingstone was a Scottish explorer who arrived to South Africa in 1841 as the minister of the London Missionary Society.

 

He worked in the region during 8 years; then he went to Kalahari Desert discovering the lake Ngami (1849) and Zambezi River (1851). Between 1852 and 1856 he started a trip from the Atlantic Ocean until the Indian Ocean, also discovering the Zambezi waterfalls on 16th November 1855, which became named the Queen of England (Victoria Falls) by Livingstone. 

 

He lost contact during exploration towards the Lake Tanganyika; then the newspaper New York Herald organized an aid expedition leaded by Henry Stanley who in 1871 found him in the city of Ujiji, on the shores of the city, where the famous sentence was pronounced: “Doctor Livingstone, I presume?”.

 

He died on 1st May 1873, in a tiny village somewhere in Zambia due to malaria and dysentery. He stood out for his fight against slavery.  

 

Russell E. Train Africana Collection, Smithsonian Institution Libraries.

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Fashion and Lifestyle,Our trips

TWO KEY ASPECTS OF TRIBAL STYLE

14 Feb , 2015  

ANIMAL COLOUR.-Animals invade everything. Armchairs, cushions, trophies. Zoo scenarios include wild animals like rhinoceros and hippopotamus.

 

THINK PRINT.- Landscapes, animals, faces and everything belonging to the real world is printed in these decorative objects. After Tibetan ethnic groups, the African continent is proud of its high decorative impact.

 

 

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Cities and Countries,Fashion and Lifestyle

GRAND CAFE DE LA POSTE AT MARRAKESCH

14 Feb , 2015  

This emblematic café is legendary and hasn’t stopped being the meeting point for many elite people in Marrakech since was founded by the French in 1925.

 

This extraordinary location is found in Gueliz and includes colonial decoration exquisitely fused together with a Moroccan touch designed by Studio KO upon its latest opening. You won’t experience the feeling of being part of Marrakech until you enjoy the shade in one of its terraces and observe the discrete charm of middle-class people.

 

 

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