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Today El Jadida ( translation the ‘new town’) is on the South coast of Morocco. In current times it is a relaxed town that does not reflect its turbulent past. Now days the town is a base for provincial administration and has a busy sea......

Sri Lanka has held a fascination for many people with its tea estates producing exquisite tea flavors. The national parks have a variety of animals and birds that holds the interest of many intrepid safari goers. The west coast beaches are famous in the surfing......

Sensation of Silk When I was a child there was always a fascination with the silk worm and the mulberry tree. At that stage I don’t think I found the silk fabric that interesting.  It was all about the worm and the cocoon. Now I......

This is an account of my photographic journey encountering the hard working creatures of Morocco interwoven with other tales of travel. Where would mankind be without these placid resilient beasts of burden. I have enjoyed listening to legendary tales of donkeys, mules, horses carrying goods......

Travels thru the crossroads of time with Intricate Weave Travels by Intricate Weave My travels in Morocco over the past seven years has led to fascinating discoveries . These have included art,textiles, traditions, hidden places and life long friendships with extraordinary people. Morocco has shown......

My journey with Duti on the trail of the Dhaka weavers of Nepal. The Discovery “The art of Dhaka hand-loomed weaving  is at risk  of being  lost in time to a mere paragraph in a history book.” The Dhaka designer explained as we sat chatting......

Natural Fiber hand-loomed fashion item. The Himalayan Nettle ( Girardinia Diversifolia known in East Nepal as Allo) grows in the Himalayas at an elevation of 1500 to 3000 meters. It’s a self perpetuating shade tolerant plant and grows well under the forest canopy. The Nepalese......

The Beginning The most extraordinary trek for me, was a journey accompanied by guide Duti and Gopi the porter in the lower Mustang region of Nepal. My brother had captured my interest in Mustang many years ago when he spoke about Nepal and its various......

Memories of a dawning of a new day Rain during the night has brought a crispness and freshness to the air. The rain had the effect of settling the dust of the previous day as the camel cart trundles along in the pre dawn morning.......

The fascination with horses is world wide. I myself was born with that innate longing. In fact my earliest memories are the sound of horse footsteps on the road in the early hours of the morning as the milkman made his deliveries. The privilege is......