Spices of the Souk: Moroccan Flavors at Home

Spices of the Souk: Moroccan Flavors at Home

If you travel to Morocco and wander its spice souks, be prepared for a highly sensory experience. The amazing aromas of sweet, spicy and smoky set your mouth watering, and a panoply of brilliant colors envelopes you: the rich golden yellow of turmeric, the warm beige of cumin and the deep red of paprika, along with the textures of star anise, cardamom pods and saffron threads.

What’s the history of this extraordinary bounty?

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Explained: What is a Stupa?

Explained: What is a Stupa?

StupaWhen you travel to Myanmar or other countries in Southeast Asia with A&K, you are bound to see some graceful and majestic stupas dotting the plains and fields surrounding you. They are, perhaps, the region’s most readily recognizable man-made feature. Usually bell-shaped in design and often gilded and bejeweled, stupas are monuments of great significance for devout Buddhists.

Most stupas are constructed of solid brick over an earthen base, with small chambers built into them that enshrine objects of spiritual importance, such as relics of the Buddha, sacred images and holy scriptures. The majority of these structures are sealed, although a few have entrances where Buddhist pilgrims can enter and venerate the relics stored within.

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Vogue Recommends Cuba with A&K

With the desire to travel to Cuba greater than ever before, Vogue points to A&K to take you there. “Those eager to see it before people are ordering café con leche from Starbucks should consider Abercrombie & Kent’s people to people tour—all you need is your passport,” writes Vogue’s Kate Guadagnino. “As A&K’s Geoffrey Kent puts it, ‘Visiting on the eve of great change affords a rare glimpse into the heart and soul of a culture.’”

Find out more about what A&K has to offer for Cuba travel »

Vogue’s Hottest New Destination: Cuba
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Expert’s Eye: Madrid

Expert’s Eye: Madrid

A&K Tour Director Simon Butler-Madden A&K Tour Director Simon Butler-Madden takes you inside the place he knows best — his hometown, Madrid. Travel to Spain, as this madrileño reveals his favorite sites, place to grab a bite, soak up local culture and unearth treasures in Spain’s capital.

A diplomat specializing in East-West relations before joining Abercrombie & Kent in 1989, Simon has accompanied groups throughout all of Europe and Russia. His involvement in European arts, politics and culture gives him a unique insight that he shares with his travellers. He is a connoisseur of European wines and cuisine, even producing his own olive oil on a small farm in Extremadura, Spain.

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Safaris Mean More than Just Africa

Safaris Mean More than Just Africa

For most of us, the phrase “on safari” quickly conjures thoughts of tracking lions, elephants, rhinos and other big game across the African plains. Yet the desire to get up close with nature’s most inspiring wild animal species can take you far beyond the borders of a single country or continent. Since pioneering the luxury safari in East Africa in 1962, Abercrombie & Kent has incorporated the elements of the safari experience into journeys to every corner of the earth. Here are some prime locations for an “alternative safari” with A&K — pith helmet optional.
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