Why exploring Morocco’s mountains and rivers is a wonderful way to spend a holiday in June, July or August, the northern hemisphere summer. (© Aussies In Morocco Tours™) The sharp chill of winter has us bundled up in coats, scarves and woolly socks – and somehow we’re...
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-dyed and stitched leather goods, it’s safe to say that if you brought a spare empty suitcase with you that you’d have no trouble filling it to 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 Fez). Inside every medina lies a labyrinthine maze of streets, alleyways, bustling “souks” or markets, squares, communal “hammams” (bath houses), mosques, shops and riads.
If you’re a woman travelling to Morocco for the first time, you may have some concerns about your health and about terrorism and other catastrophic events such as floods. Thirdly there are also personal safety issues like pickpocketing and being hassled with unwanted male attention. This blog elaborates upon this last category of potential risk.