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Morocco: The Land of Sultans, Camels and Sand
History tells us Morocco has been inhabited for more than three thousand years. The Phoenicians arrive around 800 BC and the Romans settled in parts of Morocco during the fourth century, but the most influential visitors that changed the face of the intriguing country were the soldiers of Islam that overwhelmed the Berber tribes, and converted the country to Islam in the 7th century.
France seized power in 1912 and stay in power until the 1950s. Today Morocco has over 34 million residents, and it attracts millions of visitors each year; they come from all over the world to experience life in one of Morocco’s spellbinding cities. Tangiers, Casablanca, Marrakesh and Fez offer visitors winding streets, and enough surprises to fill several visits. The Atlas Mountains offer hikers great backpacking trails, and the beaches along the coast bring back visions of the golden years when mystery and intrigue filled Morocco with Hollywood icons and jet setting socialites. You’re never too old to take a camel ride into the white sands of the Sahara and watch the orange sun set over a pure white ocean of tiny sand crystals.
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About Morocco Today
An escape to Morocco is a Technicolor opportunity to visit a part of Africa where the certainties of other cultures disappear in the allure of a modern country with one foot in the past. The small fishing villages and historic ports are intertwined along the Atlantic coast, and collide with the urban action that Casablanca provides. The windswept white sand beaches in the south call sun worshippers from around the world; the beauty of nature and humanity join to express the richness of multiple cultures and customs.
Morocco in a Few words
Moroccan visitors escape to another world where there’s a surprise waiting to be discovered in the form of cultural and eclectic gems, which have been hidden from the outside world for centuries. Exploring the fishing towns, the art galleries, and shopping for hippie clothing that has a timeless style, make Morocco an experience that lives in the minds of all visitors long after the vacation ends. Enjoying a cup of mint tea is a national pastime, and the fish shacks and French accents bring a sense of comfort to everyone who visits this natural treasure, which continues to reinvent itself with ancient rituals, and modern amenities.