Sunday, March 28, 2021

Google Doodle to Honor Doctor Tawhida Ben Cheikh

"Here’s to a medical trailblazer who made huge strides for gender equality in Tunisia and beyond." - Google
Google has given a spotlight to Tunisian doctor, Tawhida Ben Cheikh with regards to her achievements in the medical field in a form of a Google doodle.

Denoting the one-year commemoration of her appearance on Tunisia's 10-dinar bill, and honoring her as a feminist and pioneer, Google unveiled a doodle with the late doctor's  illustration wearing a stethoscope around her neck.

Doctor Ben Cheikh, who died in 2010 is now honorably remembered as her doodle shows up on the search engine in various nations around the Mena district, including Morocco, Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the UAE 

Who was Tawhida Ben Cheikh? 

Born in Tunis on 1909, a doctor and activist who is widely known as the first female doctor in the North African country. 

She was the first Tunisian woman who graduated secondary school in 1928 and proceeded to higher education, evading the assumptions common for women at that time that no woman could go that far. Her hard work, determination and diligence earned her a medical degree at the age of 27 in France.  

In 1936, Ben Cheikh made a great move that would change Tunisian medication by giving more prominent admittance to present day medical care. Returning home in the wake of procuring her physician certification, she opened her own free clinic for female patients and children.

In 1955, she became the head of the Maternity Department of Charles-Nichole Hospital and founded the first Tunisia's  Family Planning Clinic in 1970.

Aside from her medical role, she was as well a social activist. She founded the first French-language women's magazine in Tunisia called Leïla, which made her an icon for women in the region.

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

The top 10 luxury resorts to visit in Koh Samui

If you are heading to Thailand for a holiday or as part of a larger travel plan, you should make sure you visit the wonderful destinations of Koh Samui. Here, there's an abundance of culture, ancient history, beautiful sceneries and a whole lot more. There are some fabulous hotels and resorts to stay in too if you want to live in the lap of luxury. If you can afford it then why not enjoy yourself?

With that in mind here are 10 fabulous luxury resorts that would make your visit to Thailand and Koh Samui even more memorable:

Zazen Boutique Resort and Spa
Located in Bophut, the Zazen Boutique Resort and Spa is a 5 star resort with a lot of appeal to everyone from pensioners to couples on their honeymoon. This resort has had wonderful reviews across the board by its guests and it is a great base from which to explore the region.

Renaissance Koh Samui Resort and Spa
If luxury is what you are searching for then this fabulous 5 star resort and spa could be just the ticket. Based on the beautiful Lamai Beach, this place offers holiday bungalows with private pools and the views from your little chalet is truly amazing. Bathe, swim, relax and just enjoy this beach front resort.

Tongsai Bay Cottages and Hotel
Whether you are on honeymoon with your loved one or on a posh year out staying at the best hotels around, you will absolutely love the Tongsai Bay Cottages and Hotel. These cottages offer you privacy and amazing facilities so that you can pamper yourself at the resort, and travel from it to explore the wonders of Koh Samui.

Silvadee Pool Spa Resort
With around 50 rooms and villas the Silvadee Pool Spa Resort has a lot to offer tourists who find themselves in the exotic locale of Koh Samui. This secluded resort is ideal for couples who want to get away from the world, while exploring another part of it.

You can find much more information on Koh Samui holidays online so take a look and book a fantastic break. You won’t regret choosing Thailand and Koh Samui and if you choose one of these resorts I mentioned, you are bound to have the holiday of a lifetime.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Log Cabins by The Lake

For a quiet and relaxing retreat near Broken Bow Lake, cabins with occupancy for about 6 people are available through Beavers Bend Log Cabins, LCC. The lake and cabins are only a three or four hour's drive from either Dallas or Oklahoma City. Surrounding parklands and the lake provide places for pursuing leisure and outdoor sport activities like boating and fishing while the cabins have comfortable beds and other furnishings and amenities for a pleasant stay. Luxurious Cabin Lodging Multiple bedrooms and two full bathrooms are found in the cabins offered by Beavers Bend Log Cabins, LCC. King and queen beds are provided. Kitchens are fully furnished and sitting rooms have attractive furnishings. Cabins also have amenities like washers and dryers, wood burning fireplaces and hot tubs. Satellite TV and large flat screen TVs, charcoal grills and central heating and air conditioning are some of the other amenities provided. Getaway Accommodations near Broken Bow Lake Those staying at Beavers Bend Log Cabins can visit the lake and nearby parks like Hochatown State Park and Beavers Bend Resort Park. Broken Bow Lake is a reservoir on the Mountain Fork River. One of the largest lakes in Oklahoma, the reservoir is found in the southeastern part of the state near the town of Broken Bow. The region belonged to the Choctaw peoples before settlers of European descent arrived. The region is now treasured for its wildlife, forests, river and lake. For more information, getaway planners can find Beavers Bend Cabins at

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Easirent Car Hire Services

With Gatwick Airport being the second busiest in all of Britain, it’s essential for there to be a good car service to get commuters to and from. Easirent provides car hire at Gatwick Airport and they continue to invest in new vehicles to expand their fleet, ensuring that they can meet the growing demand from the over 30 million customers who use the airport yearly. As a premier car hire business, Easirent believes that customer service should be exemplary, second to none. While there are many others offering the service at the airport, they believe their top-quality range of vehicles for hire and the personal service places them above their competition. Easirent allows for customers between the ages of 25 to 75 who have had their driver’s license for more than two years. There is unlimited mileage on their cars, but there are restrictions on vans hired. All rentals must be paid for by credit card, cash is not accepted. They allow for deals for their clients who book a car online and they do not tack on any hidden charges or cancellation fees. In order to pick up your vehicle customers will need to have their license, a credit card with the driver’s name on it and a second form of ID. Because travel can be stressful, even for the seasoned traveler, Easirent aims to make the transportation from the Gatwick Airport to the car hire, an easy one for their customers. With over 25 years of experience, they can be trusted to be reliable and professional.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Top Amazing Beaches in Majorca

Majorca is one of the most popular islands in the Mediterranean Sea, and every year millions of tourists travel from all over the world to experience the great food, culture and climate. In order to cope with the continued increase of visitors, there are over 2,000 restaurants in Majorca, including cocktail bars and beach grills. Sadly however, most of the sea food sold on the island is imported, even though the island couldn’t be better placed in the Mediterranean. The Mediterranean diet is one of the most followed health plans in the world, and many people holiday in Majorca to catch a glimpse of the vast fields of olive trees and almond farms.

Majorca is also the biggest of the Balearic Islands, and Palma – its capital – is home to some of the most historic Spanish architecture in Europe. Majorca was a strategic stronghold during the Spanish Civil War, and over many years its shores and landscapes were battered with artillery fire. However since the late 1960s, the island has gone through a major tourist transformation, benefitting from waves of visitors from all over the world, looking to enjoy the continuous sun and spectacular beaches.

As the tourism industry on Majorca grew, so did the capital Palma, and it remains the entertainment and cultural centre of the island. From tropical marine life to crystal clear shores, Majorca is a holiday of a life time, so let’s take a look at some of the most beautiful beaches on this fantastic island.

Cala Llombards

Although this beach is relatively unheard of when it comes to tourists, the locals swear by its beauty. Situated in the south of the island, the beach is surrounded by pine woods and rocky outcrops, and if you’re looking to do some snorkelling, then the crystal clear waters are perfect.

Furthermore, if you ever get bored of sunbathing in Cala Llombards, then there is a lot of exploration to be done! Not only are there stunning walks between the main beach and the local village Cala Santanyi, but there’s also an amazing viewing point, where your eyes can feast on the fantastic landscape all around you. In order to get the best deals to Cala Llombards, make sure you check up on the latest Majorca flights at

Colonia Sant Jordi

Colonia Sant Jordi is one of the most popular holidaying resorts in Majorca, however there are two beaches hidden just around the coast that many tourists don’t know about. Es Dolc and Es Carbo are two great beaches that appear as natural and clean as when they were first discovered, and it only takes a short walk from Colonia Sant Jordi to reach them. With the azure sea crashing against the gentle white sand, you might mistake this beach to be something out of a Caribbean tropical paradise.

There are many spots to relax on these two beaches, and if you’re looking to take a stroll, then why not walk the length of both in the moonlight. Es Dolc and Es Carbo are perfect for couples looking to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the island’s capital, and there are also a number of traditional restaurants located a short walk inland.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Discover Community Tourism, The Travelling Craze Sweeping Across Thailand

There's a new way of seeing the world which has inspired more and more travelers in recent years. Eco-tourism and 'voluntourism' have become by-words for more responsible travel in foreign climes, but even with good intentions, the benefits of short-term projects can vary. However, community tourism takes a more insightful approach, emphasizing local involvement and control of the tourist industry and creating employment and training opportunities for local people. Thailand is one country where this kind of holiday is really making a difference.

Rebuilding communities through tourism
One reason why there is such a community ethic in the tourist industry here is down to the after-effects of the 2004 tsunami disaster, which destroyed a great many lives and settlements on Thailand's southern coast. Disaster relief charities like NATR (North Andaman Tsunami Relief) were set up to re-build and create projects to help those affected and this not-for-profit organisation now runs as Andaman Discoveries, a holiday operator specializing in community-based tours.

Thailand's Andaman coast is a desirable holiday spot in itself, with long, creamy-white beaches, desert islands and underwater reefs. But trips to seaside villages like Ban Talae Nok have taken on a community-based aspect, thanks to home-stays in native villages, where visitors can enjoy home-cooked cuisine, learn traditional crafts or explore nearby jungle terrain. While travelers immerse themselves in the way of life here, the locals gain a sense of empowerment from bringing money into their community and rebuilding it themselves.

Holidays that give something back
To the north of the country, the Chiang Rai province may not have had the battle with the elements which affected the south, but residents of the mountain villages can and do benefit from the kind of tourism which gives back, rather than takes away. Many communities near places like Kiew Karn in the remote countryside are now directly involved in tourism, working in partnership with companies like Asian Oasis.

Villages provide locally-made bamboo and wood lodges for accommodation, rustle up mouth-watering alfresco meals and local guides take visitors trekking amongst the wild banana trees and remote trails. There are options including elephant rides, village tours and craft-making such as batik, along with the more typical holiday relaxation activities such as massages, all managed by the community.

Even if you've come to the heady sights and smells of Bangkok on your Thai holidays, community river cruises operate from the capital along the Chao Phraya River, up-cycling old rice barges to provide an authentic experience. Not only this, but the funds raised from the tour boats have been injected back into the bank-side settlements and local dwellings, many of which have been damaged by flooding in the past.

Community tourism certainly argues its case well, if the positive evidence in rural and coastal Thailand is anything to go by. These kinds of projects can enhance the mutually beneficial aspects of a holiday, generating local economy, preserving heritage and allowing travelers to learn and gain from their brief visit. As an alternative to the party towns of Phuket or an all-inclusive, Western-owned resort, community tourism is one craze worth sustaining.

If you’re finding yourself inspired by these unique holidays, head online to find your cheap Thailand flights.