PDF ô BOOK Cinnamon City Á MONEYEXPRESSCARD

EBOOK Cinnamon City

PDF ô BOOK Cinnamon City Á MONEYEXPRESSCARD ð Want to escape to a place where the sun always shines? Where passionate music magic potions and drama of Africa are cooled by the genius of Arabic culture?Miranda Innes and her partner were lured into buying a beautiful long neglected riad in the heart of the magical pink walled citEdWith her talent for lyrical and evocative descriptions of swirling colours flavours and aromas Miranda Innes takes you beyond the tourist track behind the bolted doors and deep inside the romance that is Marrakec A lovely read about a couple who buy a house in Marakkech The house is an impulse buy and results in much stress There are though some lovely descriptions of Marrakech not sure if I would want to live there

Miranda Innes ¶ Cinnamon City: Falling for the Magical City of Marrakech DOC

Want to escape to a place where the sun always shines? Where passionate music magic potions and drama of Africa are cooled by the genius of Arabic culture?Miranda Innes and her partner were lured into buying a beau This is one of those books that has a lot of promise but never wrote itself out of its stereotypes both on the part of the protagonist and her family and the Moroccans they meet along the way It's too bad The Sultan's House and A House in Fez are similar stories protagonist purchases a riad in Morocco the work is overwhelming and than they expected but through the work on this old house a better deeper understanding of the culture eventually happens but these similar stories are done so much better They're written with much grace and much less of a colonial meets the natives type of mentality that Innes is guilty of throughout this flat work The Moroccan characters in particular such as the maids managers and souk shop owners all come across as less than fully formed humans It's as if the writer didn't really want to explore the culture and couldn't pen than a few vapid stereotypes Perhaps the worst of the bunch is the manager Hecham who seems to always begin a sentence with Beliv me Mr Dan If there was such a thing as writing blackface for Morocco this would be it Really just insensitive shallow writing all the way around I picked up this book hoping for a little insight a little sensitivity a little about Marrakesh but what I came away with was a bag full of stereotypes some clunky writing and a few wasted ours If you're really interested in Morocco and this idea of what it takes to restore a traditional house in the old cities of Morocco check out The Sultan's House by Tahir Shah or A House in Fez by Suzanna Clarke Both of these are far better reads by any measure

EBOOK ✓ Falling for the Magical City of Marrakech ¶ Miranda Innes

Cinnamon City Falling for the Magical City of MarrakechTiful long neglected riad in the heart of the magical pink walled city of Marrakech Only after they'd begun their restoration work did they find that nothing in this place of smoke and mirrors was uite what it seem Enjoyable book about the ups downs of purchasing a foreign propertyin this case in Marrakech While I did find myself skimming bits of the book on the whole I found as the blurb says the evocative descriptions of the swirling colours flavours and aromas bought the riad to life the problems encountered with finding a good manager were uite amusingI was intriuged enough to look up Riad Maizie on the internet it was just as I imagined from the books descriptions beautiful Take a look for yourself here oAll in all an interesting read about moving to a country were the culture is far removed from my own