Travel Agenda: Kasbah Bab Ourika; Malaysian craft fair; Bunnor
Saturday 21 February 2009
Book into Kasbah Bab Ourika, a new lodge in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains in Morocco. Constructed using the traditional Berber technique of rammed earth, it features stylish, cosy rooms to retreat to after treks or local market visits (babourika.com).
Shop for high-end batik, silks and wood carvings when a Malaysian craft fair sets up at the London landmark Harrods on Monday. The promotion runs until 28 March and will be officially opened by the King and Queen of Malaysia on Wednesday (kraftangan.gov.my).
More wintry pursuits will be taking place at the North Lake Tahoe Snow Festival. Ten days of events, from carnivals to a film festival, start Friday (tahoesnowfestival.com).
In the diary...
Bunnor is a new wetlands experience opening in New South Wales this month. The 3,000-acre park is home to stunning birdlife and will offer accommodation in a lodge, cottages and a campsite (bunnorwetlands.com.au). On 28 February, the Bath Literature Festival will host guest speakers from Robert Fisk to George Monbiot, with special talks on Darwin, Hungary and Writers of the World. (bathlitfest.org.uk)
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