Best places to visit Morocco
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The country has a lot to offer – beautiful scenery, tasty food, hospitable people, and a quality and simplicity of life that is rare in our days.
The Sahara Desert is the main reason why people travel to Morocco.
In Merzouga you can see the highest dunes and Morocco is a relatively safe destination to travel in comparison with the other countries where the desert occupies large parts of their territories.
Riads are traditional Moroccan houses that often are turned into small hotels. Feeling cozy behind the thick walls of your guest house after wandering on the small narrow streets of the medina will be your time for indulging in all things Morocco has to offer – good food, excellent service and magical environment.
Moroccan mint tea and pastries
Tasting mint tea and local pastries is another thing you should absolutely do while visiting Morocco. It is always a good time when you enjoy these two, especially with a good view and pleasant company. The tea is served everywhere and tastes the same but the pastries vary depending on the place.
Be happy, you will always have those for breakfast in your hotel and you can kick start your day with a slice of pleasure!
Another of Morocco’s charms are its cozy houses and bold house fixtures. The sofas are large and low, the tables are small but just enough for the tasty food and refreshing tea.
Lanterns make mysterious shade and the ochre color of the tiles makes the whole room look warm. Everything in the Moroccan style interior design is rustic but made with clear attention to the detail.
Having shared my addiction to the Moroccan interiors, it is understandable to share my love for Moroccan carpets.
As everything in this country, they are in strong and warm colors, with simple designs that can fit any style. Your house can get a bright retouch with a Moroccan rug. The only problem can be its weight and volume for transporting it back home.
Pictures speak for themselves, but you can’t get the real beauty of any landscape in a photo. Better to see it with your own eyes!
Well, you have to go out of the famous cities like Marrakech and Casablanca, to pass the Atlas Mountains and on your way to the south you finally will get to take these unbelievable photos in orange and green colors. Oasis still exist in Morocco, just like at the time of Lawrence of Arabia.
Kasbah is another traditional style house in Morocco which is mainly built inside the ksar, the Berber villages made from adobe.
You can see these villages at the foot of the Atlas Mountains when heading to the Sahara Desert. Today, the typical architecture and traditional techniques and materials involved in the construction of the kasbah are used for building unique Moroccan hotels.
Moroccan landscapes are some of the most beautiful in the world. They are changing with the regions but also with the change of the sunlight. And very often your Moroccan hotel will have a terrace with such a wonderful view that your time for coffee or tea will last much longer than you planned. You just can’t take your eyes off the magnificent scenery!
Remember the 1001 Nights fairytale? Staying at most of these traditional guest houses feels like you are in a different time and place, an imaginary world that can only be found in ….Morocco, of course!
Some places in Morocco are spectacular with their formations and colors. Todgha Gorge is one of them.
Its orange rocks are scary and impressive at the same time. The canyon is a favorite place for climbers but if you are not up to this, there is a small market where you can buy handmade goods and beautiful carpets from local people.
Moroccan food is what you will miss most back home. The reason why it is so tasty is in the spices used but also in the locally produced fresh ingredients.
Tajine (also ‘tagine’) is a method of slow cooking where the ingredients are placed in an earthen pot. There are different types of tajine, but you should definitely try the Berber tajine.
After days spent walking among the desert dunes under the strong sun of the Sahara, you can relax surrounded by traditional architecture, clay walls, palm trees, and if you are lucky enough even a swimming pool. Enjoy your time in this unique environment, you will not find it anywhere else in the world.