Morocco is located on the North West coast of Africa and has ports in the North Atlantic Ocean as well as the Mediterranean Sea. It shares the largest part of its border with algeria to the East and Western Sahara to the South. Morocco is divided into sixteen regions. Each region is further divided into provinces and prefectures. The capital of Morocco is Rabat and its largest city is Casablanca ( Anfa in Amazigh language ). The national currency is the Moroccan Dirham (dh).
Destinations and Attractions :
Morocco is a land rich in natural beauty and memorable places that are both fascinating to visit and intriguing to discover. For those who want to immerse themselves in Moroccan culture and history there are hundreds of mosques, palaces, and historical sites to visit. Equally memorable is the Moroccan landscape, which is framed by several impressive destinations such as the Sahara Desert and amazing mountain ranges such as the High Atlas, the Chefchaouen Mountains and the Oregano Mountains, which offer outdoor activities such as snow skiing, hiking, climbing, and travel challenges. For travelers wanting the relaxation of seaside towns and beaches, the Moroccan coast is home to spectacular fishing cities like Essaouira, and swimming beaches such as Lagzira beach in Agadir.
Culture and Heritage :
Moroccan culture is deeply rooted by history and arts. Throughout Morocco there is a wide choice of museums such as The Museum of Antiques and The Ethnographic Museum in Tetouan. Another favorite stop is the Museum of Moroccan art, which houses on display unique collections of glass objects, manuscripts, beautiful carpets, jewelry, handicrafts and ancient manuscripts. For those who want to enjoy live performances, Morocco has many beautiful theatres that present classic, translated and reworked productions of western classics such as Shakespeare to modern productions of Moroccan plays that are filled with the country’s tradition.
Morroccan foods :
Tajin: the famous slow-cooked Moroccan stew which takes its name from the traditional clay or ceramic dish it’s traditionally cooked in. Shown here is a Berber tagine with meat and vegetables. It’s arranged in conical fashion and left undisturbed to cook until tender, making a delicious, beautiful presentation. Tagines are traditionally eaten directly from the cooking vessel, using pieces of Moroccan bread to scoop up meat, veggies.
couscous : Couscous with seven vegetables, is one of the most popular versions. Lamb, beef or chicken is stewed along with a variety of vegetables then arranged on a glorious heap of tender, steamed couscous grains. As with many other Moroccan dishes, everyone gathers round to eat from one super-sized communal plate.
Chicken with preserved lemon and olives : Shown here is a Roasted chicken with preserved lemons and olives presentation, but the dish is also easily prepared in a traditional tagine or conventional pot. Lots of onions are cooked to a puree-like consistency with saffron and ginger; preserved lemons and olives are tangy additions to finish the dish
Harira : is a tomato-based soup laden with lentils and chickpeas. Rice or fine broken noodles are often added as well, while the stock is usually made with beef or lamb. This authentic Harira recipe does not fall into the quick and easy category, but the effort put into making it won’t disappoint .