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When you travel to Morocco you feel like you travel to another world while still staying on the same planet.
It’s so incredible that a place so different from my country (Italy) is only a few kilometers away. You get on a plane and in only a couple of hours you end up in an exotic land in a different continent.
Morocco is a place that holds a charm all of its own with a rich and diverse landscape. In Morocco you can ski in the Atlas Mountains, surf the waves of Taghazout, ride a camel in the dunes of Sahara desert.
Get lost in the chaotic streets of the medinas, walk around the souks and bargain for hours for the price of the amazing local products and crafts: argan oil, shea butter, ginger, mint tea, tagines, lamps, eucalyptus crystals, sandal, amber and white musk fragrance soaps, perfumes and incenses.
And after the hard bargaining, you can finally relax in a hammam with buckets of hot water (I know it doesn’t sound very relaxing but I swear it really is), scrubs and massages.
Morocco is also very rich in mosques but the entry is only for Muslims.
I know, it would be very interesting to go inside but, since the mosque is a place of worship, tourist visits are not possible. But don’t worry! There are so many things to do and see in Morocco besides mosques that you won’t know where to begin.
However try not to make the mistake to do too many things in one single journey. When you travel to Morocco you take a journey to enjoy at a slow pace in order to really feel the Moroccan culture.
Plan instead to travel to Morocco more than once and spend the proper amount of time on each journey.
I love Morocco so much that I have been 3 times. These have been my 3 travel itineraries in Morocco:
- Casablanca – Fez – Rabat
- Marrakech and Ouzoud Waterfall in the Atlas Mountains
- Tangier – Ceuta – Chefchaouen
End each one of them has been wonderful.
Even if being blonde in Morocco sometimes can be difficult. The Moroccans are very special people who can be extremely kind and helpful and at the same time very hostile calling you “racist” or “witch” just because you ignored their proposals for a “Berber wedding” or “Moroccan love”. But always in a fun and never dangerous way.
Anyway I have to confess that one of the reasons why I love Morocco so much is the food. D-I-V-I-N-E food. Even though I came to this conclusion:
- Cumin is the least digestible spice in the world.
- It’s wiser to leave the pigeons alone and let them poop freely from the rooftops rather than eating them in a sandwich with onions and cinnamon.
- No substance in the world got me addicted more than the gateaux marocains did.
And this was the day when the gateaux marocains matter got out of control:
In conclusion, it seems pretty clear that I’m totally in love with this country, its food and its culture.
And now it’s your turn. Pack your staff, book a flight ticket and travel to Morocco. And just like the Clash suggested, don’t forget to Rock the Casbah! 🤘🏻