Morocco – An Arabian Dream
This week is especially exciting for us since not only an NGO from Tanzania joined our platform, but also one from Morocco! Here is what you shouldn’t miss on your trip:
Morocco is a northwestern African country, not too far away from the European continent. You can even spot Spain while standing at the beach in the far north of Morocco. Its capital, Rabat, is located on the West Atlantic coast. This already hints at Morocco’s gorgeously long, fine sand coastline which is perfect for a relaxing holiday. If you’re a surfer, you’re almost guaranteed to catch a perfect wave!
In general, Morocco is a shopping paradise. You will be able to get beautiful textiles such as leatherwork and wool carpets, and fresh and low prized spices that taste so amazing and are colorful in sight. Furthermore, Morocco has plenty of bazaars nearly everywhere. There you can get beautiful fabrics, shoes and, souvenirs for your loved ones at home.
One of Morocco’s most famous places is Chefchaouen. It’s a city in the northwest of Morocco, but what makes it extra special is the color of its buildings. Nearly its entire old town is colored in different shades of blue. The buildings are painted blue because it’s supposed to remind people of the sky, which again reminds them of heaven and God. It’s such a unique scenery and definitely holds great motives for photographers.
Fès holds one of the most beautiful old towns of Morocco. Its main attraction is the Blue Gate, which is also a great starting point for your tour throughout the city. Fès is full of history and culture. Throughout the lively labyrinth of a city, there are tanners, weavers, carpenters, and potters presenting and selling their wares. You might want to get yourself a guide in order to not get lost on your way through the city, but it’s definitely worth it!
In the southern parts of Morocco there is a desert. Actually, it’s just a small part of the huge Sahara desert, but the dunes in Morocco seem to be right out of a movie or a picture. There a plenty of different types of tour offers and you should consider booking one of them instead of wandering off into the desert all by yourself. Being in the middle of such a vast desert in the middle of nowhere is an overwhelming feeling and definitely worth it. Be aware though. You might want to book a ride with camels, or if you want to travel sustainably, you might want to check on how they keep care of their camels. Not all organizations are mistreating their camels, but sadly plenty simply do not care.
Are you as excited about Morocco as we are? You surely know where to book your next stay then: socialbnb.org
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Written by: Sophie Fritzen
Edited by: Robert Beahr