A Moment in Morocco

2 November 2012

 

 

Morocco

Morocco

If you’re planning a Northern getaway and want to check out some place completely different – consider a trip to Morocco.  Sandwiched between Spain and Algeria, Morocco offers a uniquely magical blend of European, African and Middle Eastern cultures.
Begin your Moroccan adventure in the imperial city of Marrakech.

   

Here you’ll definitely want to visit Djemaa el Fna.  Conveniently located near palaces and mosques, this square is the pulse of the city – especially at nightfall.  Boasting snake charmers, street performers and vendors selling everything from food to hand crafted jewellery this isn’t an experience for the faint of heart.  Grab some freshly squeezed orange juice and walk the endless stands of vendors.  Or, if crowds are not your thing, watch the excitement from above on a rooftop patio and enjoy stunning views of the Atlas Mountains.

   
Next, head to the Atlantic coast and get swept away in the seaside city of Casablanca.  As a former French colony and the country’s largest city, Casablanca became the showcase of Art Deco architecture in the 1930’s.  Visit the French designed Hassan II Mosque.   Overlooking the ocean this mosque is the 7th largest in the world.  Then, enjoy delicious local fare in the trendy beach front district of Le Corniche or stroll the wealthy Boulevard Mohammed V with its upmarket restaurants and shops.

   

No vacation is complete without a little rest and relaxation.  To wind down, head to the Moroccan coast and relax on the sandy beaches of Agadir.  Known as Morocco’s beach town, visitors can try riding the turquoise surf, play a round of golf or simply read a book in the sun. From distinctly Middle Eastern markets to relaxed beaches, Morocco has it all and with flight options from Emirates, SAA, Air France and Egyptair, planning your vacation just got easier.

   

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