Why exploring Morocco’s mountains and rivers is a wonderful way to spend a holiday in June, July or August, the northern hemisphere summer. The sharp chill of Winter has us bundled up in coats, scarves and woolly socks – and somehow we’re still cold. As Australians,...
After enduring the 24 hour journey to Europe, you might as well spread your wings and explore its surroundings a little… after all, you’re already in the neighborhood.
Packing a suitcase is one thing, but preparing yourself to be immersed in a different culture and way of life is something else entirely. From slowing down to a more relaxed rhythm of daily life, to enjoying new customs, we take a look at some different aspects of life in Morocco.
There’s no doubt about it — Morocco is a shopping mecca. From colourful rugs and woollen throws to hand-painted ceramics, statement silver jewellery inlaid with turquoise and amber and hand-died and stitched leathergoods, it’s safe to say that if you brought a spare empty suitcase with you that you’d have no trouble filling it until bursting point!
There’s something quite magical about medinas. These majestic walled cities were designed to protect citizens from attack, and date back to as early as the 9th Century (in the case of Fes). Inside every medina lies a labyrinthine maze of streets alleyways, bustling ‘souks’ or markets, squares, communal ‘hammams’ bath houses, mosques, shops and riads.
One of the reasons why we love Morocco is that it’s totally different to home, and perhaps unlike anywhere you’ve ever been before. From the bustling square of Marrakech to the winding alleyways of Fez, to the spectacular peaks of the Atlas mountains and vast dunes of the Sahara desert; Morocco is an undeniably unique place.