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Posts from May, 2009

Marrakech, Morocco: (Hi)stories and Adventure!

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Known as the “Red City”, Marrakech, Morocco is often known simply for its expansive open-air markets, snake-charmers, and tiny, winding streets. But, situated at the foot of the Atlas Mountains, this French and Arabic speaking city also holds a rich cultural history, plenty of outdoor adventures, and gorgeous architecture and “red” desert scenery.

Marrakech Medina - Joao Maximo

Marrakech Medina - Joao Maximo

Marrakech is a wonderful example of unspoiled, untainted culture. A combination of traditional Arabic, Berber, and French has been woven together into the city’s distinctive dialogue. And though Islam is still quite strong, Marrakech is a less conservative city than many other Moroccan cities. Hazy, pink buildings are a dime a dozen. Shops are mostly tiny, locally-run operations. Coffee is thick and delicious (no instant stuff there!). And the sun, I hear, is always shining (see! It’s not just Californians who say this). continue reading

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Isango Goes to the Movies: Angels and Demons Sightseeing Tours of Rome

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Angels and Demons Rome Sightseeing tour Castel-Santangelo

If you love Dan Brown’s suspenseful tales, heavily peppered with intriguing clues, you’ll be looking forward to the film Angels and Demons, set in and around The Vatican in Rome and based on Brown’s thriller of the same name.

Opening at a multiplex near you in the second week of May, the film stars Tom Hanks as Robert Langdon, the expert in religious symbols who was the main character in The Da Vinci Code.

With sinister secret societies and overtones of evil in historic places, the story is trademark Dan Brown. Summoned to investigate the murder of a Vatican cardinal, whose corpse was branded with a mysterious mark, Langdon and his scientist colleague, Vittoria Vetra, uncover a centuries-old vendetta and a plot to destroy the Vatican. continue reading

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