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Exotic Madrid: Indulge in an Arabic Bath

Exotic Madrid: Indulge in an Arabic Bath
In the midst of cosmopolitan Madrid, it’s hard to imagine an oasis like Medina Mayrit(map) exists. With gushing fountains, an ancient Arabic decor and mellow Sufi music in the background, it brings you into a different world – one of harmony and tranquility. Literally translated to mean City of Madrid, Medina Mayrit is specially designed to resemble Al Andalus, a mixture of Christian, Muslim and Jewish cultures. This magical concoction is now manifested through candle-lit chambers, aromatic...
May 20th, 2010 | Nellie Huang | Read More | Comments: 2
Filed under: Just a Bit Weird - Fun & Quirky Places, leisure, Luxury

Let’s Go Swimming!

May 24 weekend is the official opening date of the Vancouver Parks Board outdoor swimming pools. From that date until Labour Day in September there will be lifeguards and facilities available at all the pools and beaches around Vancouver. We’re blessed with several excellent beaches for swimming or sunbathing here on the Coast.  In the West End there’s Second and Third Beaches in Stanley Park.  There’s also a kid’s water park at Lumberman’s Arch.  Across on the other...
May 24th, 2009 | thevancouverguide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Attractions, beaches, Family Friendly, leisure, Outdoors & Recreation, parks, sports, swimming pools, water parks