Morocco: The Country That Travel With You | Gavin Manerowski

Earlier, Gavin Manerowski visiting Morocco are enchanters, mesmerized by the varied architecture, the Medina on cobbled street, the dazzling sand of the Sahara, and the stunning snow capped Atlas Mountains whilst staying in the brilliant Raids (Traditional homes that are sometime converted to hotels that have a unique courtyard that conveniently ventilate the structure), on a lush green garden with a labyrinth of culture, history and beauty. I think people are familiar with this country due to its stunning artistry and the captivating landmarks which are quite inspiring for the tourist all over the world.

Gavin Manerowski - MoroccoMorocco the city of “Marrakech” is actually the one of the major cultural centers on it. It is also one of the top tourist destinations in the Country. It is situated on the foothills of the Atlas Mountain. Marrakech has snow capped peaks which are magnificent background and atmospheric accent to the beautiful city. The mountains have played a significant role in the cultural heritage of the city and held an almost spiritual significance. Morocco is a great place to visit if we have an interest in history, art, and culture. Morocco desert tour offers a great way to experience the rich history of the country and visits its amazing places. It is basically dubbed the red city because of the red sandstone building.  Due to some miles from Atlas Mountains, has a more semi – arid climate and is replete with the local markets, garden monuments, palaces, food, fun and entertainment. The main places are Koutoubia Mosque, Bahia Palaces, Saadian Tombs, you can also roam around and have traditional morocco lanterns or slippers, and of course purchase carpets which is very famous there.

Like, Gavin Manerowski loves to visit “Rabat” The capital city of Morocco, you will also visit and find a lot of Morocco galleries as well as an archaeological museum, while visiting this city you will find a place called Temara, covered with the natural as well as artificial forest, whenever you see this for the first time you will be blown away by the beauty of this place. Rabat means “Fortified Place” Showcasing its prominent military importance.  It has a heavy French influence and houses the kings and embassies. Their main languages are Arabic and French. Most escorted group tours goes to the abandon mosque, Hassan towers which are about the half the intended size i.e. 140 ft (Approx). Also common visitors are royal residence, Pietri square, the Kasbah of Udayas. The Rabat archeological museum and Riad district. The weather and food are blissfully Mediterranean, therefore beach activity and, lounging are constant go-toes. There are also there other cities Meknes (famous for exquisite gates), Fez is called the “Heart of Morocco” – at least in a religion or intellectual sense (It is more inland than coast) (Famous for the food stands, silk, and tapestry shops, brass and copper souks, mosques and bazaars.

The cuisine is also very peculiar and delight like the special morocco dishes (It is made by Moroccan chef, and it is baked over the fire in a closed clay pot), it is usually eaten with the round bread, Couscous (Spherical Granules made by rolling and shaping moistened semolina wheat and then coating with the finely grounded wheat flour), Meat (Beef is the most eaten meat in morocco).

Moroccan cuisines are one of the most cuisines in the Mediterranean dishes. The civilization that lived enriches the cuisine with the diversity. Moroccan people love to show their hospitality toward people with their refined, rich dishes.

So go and visit morocco for its different civilization, its rich, diverse culture which made you to love morocco and not to forget to taste its rich cuisine, which is also very diverse in taste and making process, so once in our lifetime we should visit this.

The Joy of Tennis | Gavin Manerowski

Gavin Manerowski and other tennis enthusiasts know how fun the sport can be to both play and watch. From the older days of wooden Gavin Manerowskitennis rackets and all-white tennis apparel to the new era of titanium rackets and colourful outfits, the sport of tennis has truly evolved.  While there have been a lot of changes though, the basics of the sport and its culture have remained the same throughout time, making tennis just as enjoyable as it once was.

When Jimmy Connors and Martina Navratilova were in their heyday, tennis was just as much about finesse as it was power. Players would mix up their swing to catch their opponents off guard. While finesse still plays a big role in tennis today, especially on a clay court surface, power has become the weapon of choice for many top tennis players. For example, players like the Williams sisters have big serves and ground strokes, which overpower their opponents.

In addition to the evolution of the game, the rules about proper attire have also changed. For example, players used to have to wear all white when they came onto the court for a match. Today, players wear a variety of colourful outfits, except when they play at Wimbledon, which is the only Grand Slam Tournament that enforces a traditional dress code. In addition, there are some tennis clubs around the world that politely suggest mostly white attire.

Tennis for youngsters has also changed. Whereas junior tennis players used to play full court tennis, now they play on a modified court, which is much smaller. In addition, tennis players who are 10 years of age or younger use a tennis ball that is softer and bounces higher than a normal tennis ball. These changes allow young players to hone fundamental skills, have more racket control and keep the ball in play longer. Because of this, younger players enjoy the sport more and are more likely to stick with the sport over the long term.

While some parts of tennis have drastically evolved, the fundamentals of the game as well as the etiquette behind the sport have remained the same. The scoring is the same as it has always been, and fans are respectful of the unwritten rules of tennis spectatorship, such as staying quiet while a person serves. Fans such as Gavin Manerowski love the sport both for its evolution as well as its unchanging class.

Paris Little Frequented | Gavin Manerowski

Paris sprawls out before you, a giant mesh of metropolis with infinite things to drive your imagination crazy. So here you are, ready so see the sights Paris is packed full of. There’s the quintessential Eiffel Tower, the immense galleries of the Louvre, the twinkling white Sacred Heart church on Montmartre, the bateaux mouche’s that take you down the Seine, around the Ile de la Cite and Notre Dame, and back north under age-old bridges that have not only stood the test of time, but the test of violent revolutionary change and war. Napoleon rests in Les Invalides, La Concierge hugs the river like a fairy tale chateau. The colonial apartment blocks line the grandest gardens, and the Champs Elysees is lit brightly with design shops.

This is all fabulous, but as Gavin Manerowski knows, there are a few things that are less-frequented by the tourist population and appreciated by the discerning traveller. Don’t misunderstand it; Paris is the most visited city in the world, as you’ve probably heard many times before, so the best sites are visited by throngs of camera-toting foreigners.

Gavin ManerowskiBut let yourself get taken away by such grand locations as the Centre Georges Pompidou. The building offers a stark contrast to its surrounds. The inner workings of a building are usually in the walls, or at least they are somehow fashionably hidden. Not this place. The architect decided to put the colourful piping and electrical lines outside the building! It’s truly a marvellous sight to see. Inside you’ll find the awesome Bibliotheque Publique d’Information (why not browse around!). Also, the National Museum of Modern Art is conveniently located in this ultra-modern building of high-tech architecture.

If you’ve never heard of Auguste Rodin, then after the Centre de Georges Pompidou, you should familiarise yourself with the sculptor at the Musee Rodin. Not only is the old hotel Biron building an impossibly quaint chateau-esque locale, but the extensive gardens stretch into the surrounds and offer a pleasant promenade. Anyway, when you arrive at the museum, you might decide that actually, you do recognise works by Rodin. His piece “The Thinker” is unmistakable, and you might even recognise “The Kiss”.

The Picasso Museum is housed in the Hotel Sale (literally, “Dirty Hotel”). Although the museum of the famous painter in Paris, it is another less-frequented site.  The hotel itself (which is of course no longer a hotel) was built in the mid-17th century, and just like the Rodin museum, offers a very admirable locale for the famous artist’s collection to be housed. If you fancy something a bit odd, try the Paris catacombs for a somewhat spooky experience.

Don’t miss the wonderful sites Paris has to offer. Gavin Manerowski advises there is much to be gained by going off the beaten track in the City of Light, even if just a little bit.

Magical Trat in Thailand | Gavin Manerowski

Intrepid travellers like Gavin Manerowski visit a country several times and try out different regions. Gavin Manerowski in ThailandThailand offers holidaymakers a plethora of magical destinations and one of the most enchanting is Trat, Thailand’s eastern-most province. Trat enjoys a warm climate all year round and lies some 315 km from Bangkok.

Trat’s Khao Banthat mountain range marks a natural border with Cambodia. Most people start their journey of discovery at Trat city. It would be impossible to see Trat’s archipelago of 52 large and small islands in just one holiday, but picking out a couple of the larger ones is a good place to start.

Boasting white sandy beaches and deep blue waters with unspoiled coral reefs that are almost otherworldly in their beauty, Trat’s Koh Chang group of islands is easy to explore with guided boat tours leaving daily from Trat city.

Things to do in Trat

As Trat is justly famous for its rubies, one can join bus excursions to the Bo Rai District’s charming gem market. The famous gem market is located some 50 km north of the Cambodian border and is as vibrant, colourful and gorgeous as rubies are red.

Trat province is also home to the beautiful Mu Koh Chang Marine National Park, a fantastic place to explore Thailand’s marine life by going scuba diving or snorkelling at endless white sandy beaches that seem deserted even at the height of the season.

Apart from sunbathing, swimming and snorkelling, Thailand also offers fantastic diving holidays and trips where one can stay on board of a ship overnight and join whale, shark and mantas, turtle and rays conservation trips that are organised by eco-friendly operators.

Why not hire a kayak and explore the islands’ mysterious coves and mangroves by paddle-power? There are various sea-kayaking hire places, which organise guided tours on the islands.

With all that swimming and kayaking one works up an appetite! Naturally, no self-respecting foodie like Gavin Manerowski would visit Thailand without doing justice to its greatest treasure, for Thailand has arguably the world’s most delicious cuisine.

For travellers who loved munching pad Thai and green curry in London or Manchester, tasting Thai food bought directly from a street vendor at a market in Trat City or from a noodle-stall by the beach will come as a revelation.

As soon as one tries soy-steamed sea bass with fried rice and crab or Soi Polo fried chicken simply oozing with garlic and braves the array of spicy dipping sauces they serve with sticky rice one finds all of Thailand on a plate!

Gavin Manerowski / Visit Greece

The ancient country of Greece lies to the east of the Italian boot heel and to the west of Turkey, with Serbia and Romania to the north. Ranked in the world’s top twenty tourist destinations, Greece attracts over seventeen million visitors every year. Around 90% of these are from other European countries, although Greece is beginning to see a larger influx of holidaymakers from the US, Asia and Australia. Gavin Manerowski took a trip to Greece to experience some of the oldest remaining historical sites on the planet, and to explore the relaxed Mediterranean lifestyle.

Gavin ManerowskiThe capital city of Greece was named for the goddess Athena, patron of wisdom, courage, justice and heroic endeavour amongst other things. Athens has a long and illustrious history. As the home of Socrates, Plato and Aristotle, the city has long been referred to as the birthplace of philosophy. The ideas and philosophies these three gentlemen and others recorded are still used as the basis for modern thought. Athens today is a mixture of crumbling ancient architecture, soaring mountains and a vibrant modern nightlife. During the daytime Gavin Manerowski advises soaking up some of the wondrous historical sites, such as the Parthenon and the Temple of Poseidon. In the evenings Syntagma Square and the surrounding streets forma hub of all night bars and clubs where holidaymakers and locals alike can dance the night away to some of the latest tunes played by a mixture of local and celebrity DJs.

For the vast majority of tourists, of course, the beaches in Greece are the main attraction. Miles and miles of golden sand, sheltered coves, secluded bays and coastal caves surrounded by pebble beaches make up the Greek coastline. Most of the coast is easily and freely accessible, and there are many organised tourist beaches providing opportunities for water-sports and lined with water-front bars and cafes. The region of Santorini is one of the most popular due to its stunning white, red and black sand and volcanic rock formations all framing the crystal clear azure waters of the Aegean Sea. After a relaxing few hours on the beach, a meal in a traditional Taverna or Estiatorio finishes off the day nicely, with traditional, simple Greek cooking with a strong Mediterranean influence.