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What Happens When You Give Birth In-Flight?

What Happens When You Give Birth In-Flight? Christian Haugen, Flickr Last week a Royal Air Maroc flight traveling from Casablanca, Morocco to Bologna, Italy was forced to divert to Barcelona when a woman aboard the flight began to give birth. And as it turns out, when a baby decides to come into the world, it could...

Tangier, Morocco: Stop And Stay A While

Tangier, Morocco: Stop And Stay A While Almudena Alonso-Herrero Every now and then in my travels I find a spot where I want to stop for a while. Damascus, Harar and the Orkney Islands have all captured my imagination because of their rich culture and laid back atmosphere. Damascus is lost, sucked into the...

Photo Of The Day: Djemaa El Fna Market, Marrakesh

Photo Of The Day: Djemaa El Fna Market, Marrakesh Sylvia Wrigley, Flickr During the day, Marrakesh's famous Djemaa El Fna square is filled with monkey trainers, snake charmers and stands selling the most delicious orange juice you've ever tried. At night, it hosts the best Berber storytellers in Morocco, magicians and...

Video Of The Day: A Quick Look At Morocco

In the short video above, filmmaker Leonardo Dalessandri hurriedly captures life on the streets of Marrakesh, Essaouira, Fes el Bali and Casablanca in Morocco. Through many short glimpses, viewers get a quick overview of North Africa, from colorful urban markets to vast...

Photo Of The Day: Moroccan Leather Tannery

Photo Of The Day: Moroccan Leather Tannery You can smell the tanneries in Fez, Morocco, long before you can see them. The stench comes from the diluted bird excrement used to soften animal hides as they're turned into leather. The soft leather is then dyed in these large vats by men working hours at a time on each...

Spotted In Tangier: Sting And Bruce Springsteen Going Native

Spotted In Tangier: Sting And Bruce Springsteen Going Native This photo pretty much speaks for itself. I came across this interesting snapshot in a shop in Tangier, Morocco. Sting and Bruce Springsteen got to this shop before me and stopped for a photo with the owner. I like what this image says about the three people. The owner...

Video Of The Day: The Maghreb In Motion

"Morocco is a country that awakens in the photographer a desire for adventure," writes Spanish filmmaker Enrique Pacheco in his introduction to this short film. The title of the film, "The Maghreb," is a reference to the region of Northwest Africa that is highly...

Survey Ranks 'World's Most Unfriendliest' Countries

Survey Ranks 'World's Most Unfriendliest' Countries Have you ever been to a country that just seems to give tourists the cold shoulder? Now, there are some figures behind those unwelcome feelings; the World Economic Forum has put together a report that ranks countries based on how friendly they are to tourists. The...

Photo Gallery: Why Are These Moroccan Goats Climbing Trees?

Photo Gallery: Why Are These Moroccan Goats Climbing Trees? Argan oil has been a beauty buzzword for the last several years. Pressed from the nuts of the Moroccan argan tree, this light, golden oil has significant anti-inflammatory properties, and is found in countless hair and skin care products. Argan oil is also considered a...

National Geographic Expeditions Celebrates 125th Anniversary With New Travel Options

National Geographic Expeditions Celebrates 125th Anniversary With New Travel Options Exactly 125 years ago today the National Geographic Society was officially formed. Its founders set out to create an organization "for the increase and diffusion of geographical knowledge" and considering everything that Nat Geo has accomplished over the years, I'd say they...

Ibn Battuta: The Greatest Adventure Traveler Of All Time

Ibn Battuta: The Greatest Adventure Traveler Of All Time This humble little building in a back alley of Tangier is the final resting place of the greatest traveler in history. Ibn Battuta was born in Tangier in 1304. In 1325 he left to go on the Hajj and ended up visiting not only Mecca, but crisscrossing much of the Middle...

The Anatomy Of A Perfect Hotel (In Tangier)

The Anatomy Of A Perfect Hotel (In Tangier) A hotel can make or break your vacation. We've all heard stories about crappy dives ruining someone's trip. Hey, we've written about plenty of them here on Gadling. But every once in a while we come across a hotel that exceeds our expectations. Hoteliers, take note....

St. Andrew's In Tangier: A Church With Muslim Art

St. Andrew's In Tangier: A Church With Muslim Art Being in Morocco, Tangier is a mostly Muslim city. Being a port, it's also a mixed city with a long history of Christian and Jewish influence. That interesting blend comes out in the language, music, art and cooking. You can see Tangier's mix of cultures everywhere. ...

The Allure Of Ancient Tangier

The Allure Of Ancient Tangier The whole Mediterranean rim has a rich history. The Minoans, Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans and many others explored and settled these rocky coasts and islands. Tangier, just outside the Strait of Gibraltar and looking out onto the Atlantic Ocean, was considered the furthest...

The American Legation In Tangier

The American Legation In Tangier Tangier has some beautiful old buildings. Being inward-looking in the Moorish style, they don't generally seem like much from the outside. Once you enter, though, you'll find soothing tiled courtyards with bubbling fountains; elaborate latticework windows; and bright, open...

Tangier's Art And Cafe Scene

Tangier's Art And Cafe Scene Tangier in Morocco is an interesting blend of European, African, and Middle Eastern culture. This has made it a longtime meeting ground and inspiration for artists and writers. The city is best known in the West as the residence of many of the Beat Generation writers....

Escaping Christmas In Tangier

Escaping Christmas In Tangier The Christmas holiday in Spain is a classic case of too much of a good thing. Stretching from before Christmas to after Epiphany, it's a long haul of eating, drinking, socializing and getting nothing done. I have no problem with that except it goes on for way too long. My...

10 Big Travel Adventures For 2013

10 Big Travel Adventures For 2013 Though 2013 may only be a few days old, it is never too early to start planning our travels for the year ahead. If you're looking to put a healthy dose of adventure into your life this year, then Gadling is here to help. We have ten suggestions for big travel adventures that...

Mental Math: Easy Rules Of Thumb For Converting Currency

Mental Math: Easy Rules Of Thumb For Converting Currency Being in a new country is full of enough culture shock – trying to remember how many dollars to the krona doesn't need to be part of it. After all, constantly whipping out a calculator (well, a cellphone) and spending five minutes trying to figure out if that...

Great 'Cultural' Spa Experiences From Around The World

Great 'Cultural' Spa Experiences From Around The World Even if you're not a spa junkie, it's hard to deny the appeal of a great massage or other self-indulgent treatment. I'm actually a massage school graduate, and although I ultimately decided not to pursue that career path, I've parlayed my experience into doing the odd spa...

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