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Video Of The Day: The Maghreb In Motion

Mar 18th, 2013 at 6:00PM: "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 influenced by the Middle East. Pancheco, who has been working in video production for more than 10 years, also noted his trip to the...

Galeries Lafayette in Morocco receives first Guinness World Record for largest in-store shop facade

Galeries Lafayette in Morocco receives first Guinness World Record for largest in-store shop facade Nov 18th, 2011 at 4:00PM: The Galeries Lafayette, a department store in Casablanca, Morocco, has received an award from the Guinness Book of World Records for having "the largest in-store shop façade". The façade has a combined area of 36,402.68 square feet (about 46 feet high and almost 791 feet wide) that takes over the three story store located in the Morocco Mall. The Galeries Lafayette is set to open...

Coming attractions: Morocco

Coming attractions: Morocco Dec 3rd, 2009 at 8:00AM: Morocco isn't exactly off-the-beaten-path for many Europeans-- in fact, this North African country lies only eight miles away from Spain across the Strait of Gibraltar. But it's a world away in terms of culture, language, religion, geography, and just about everything else. Americans, who are much more scarce in Morocco than Europeans, are missing out on perhaps the world's safest Muslim...

Five new travel ideas from Intrepid: get off the beaten path!

Five new travel ideas from Intrepid: get off the beaten path! Nov 20th, 2009 at 2:00PM: After a year of "travel slumps," "staycations" and other cringeworthy words and conditions, let's plan to get out on the road next year. Hey, economists are saying that the recession's already over, and the job market's recovery can't be too far behind. So, there's your motive. Opportunity? That's your vacation time; you probably have enough. All that's left to pull the perfect trip together are...

Expect to wait, but not in Japan or Korea

Expect to wait, but not in Japan or Korea Jan 19th, 2009 at 3:00PM: The worst airport delays in the world, of course, are those that affect you. If I'm stranded at LaGuardia's Marine Air terminal for a short hop to Boston, I really don't care what's going on over at JFK, O'Hare or anywhere else. However, some airports are more likely to inspire your anger than others, so it's a pretty good idea to know which are the worst. If you are headed to India or Europe, it...

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