Tag Archives: beauty treatment

GETTING CLEAN MOROCCAN STYLE

  OK girls, you have to strip down to your knickers. Concealed gasps of horror from prudish Anglophones, who are not used to bearing so much skin. Clad only in good, un-holey knickers (the kind your grandmother would allow you to have a car crash in) we proceed shyly into a mysterious, hot and steamy […]

BUTTERED AND SMOKED – AN ETHIOPIAN BEAUTY TREATMENT

A year ago I visited the Afar tribe in Ethiopia. My local guide, Firew, took me into a small, dim reed hut, where inside I could make out a baby lying on a stick and goatskin bed, and in the corner of the hut was a hole in the ground, with smoke rising out of […]