Photogallery: Morocco – African Romance
Morocco – African Romance
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Would you love some romantic adventure? Visit Morocco with beautiful beaches, ancient Atlas mountain range or cities like Casablanca, Marrakesh, Agadir. Learn about a country surrounded by the Atlantic ocean, the Mediterranean sea or Sahara. Let our photogallery inspire you to visit places you will long remember.
Text: Oskár Mažgút
Photos: Karin Hörmannová
South Africa is the most southern country in Africa. It is located between the Atlantic and Indian oceans. The capital is Pretoria. In this day’s article we will talk about touristic destinations of this beautiful country and we will tell you also some interesting facts.
Ourika Valley is about 30 km from Marrakesh, literally on the high Atlas. A river of the same name flows through it, creating a narrow valley between the high mountains and a narrow valley on both banks.
If you want to move to a quieter but equally interesting area of Marrakesh for a moment, the coastal city of Essaouira (formerly known as Mogador) is the right choice. Located on the west coast of Morocco, this pleasant city is soaked in the Atlantic Ocean and the way to it is through endless argan fields.
Imlil is a relatively small mountain village located in the western part of the Atlas Mountains, roughly in the central part of Morocco. In fact, it is not so interesting in itself, but still welcomes thousands of visitors every year. You ask why? This is the place where alpine tourism enthusiasts go to the highest mountain in North Africa, Jebel Toubkal.
If you are going to the desert while traveling across Morocco, do not miss the relatively large provincial town of Tinghir and its annexed Palmeria on your way to Merzouga. It is actually an oasis, the last nice place to live before entering the plains leading into the desert. There are over 40,000 inhabitants in the city, most of whom are Berber ethnic. It is one of the poorest regions in the country and you will probably encounter begging children who are accustomed to regular income from the pockets of tourists while staying in the area.
In relation to Morocco, everyone will surely recall, besides local colored ceramics, clay architecture, tajines (long swaths) and long caftans, the orange-colored Moroccan part of the Sahara. It is an element so typical for this country that it is almost unbelievable that desert dunes only spread to a small percentage of otherwise vast land. The largest and most famous dune is undoubtedly Erg Chebbi.
Anyone who thinks that the Sahara is just a sandy plain is wrong. I also saw this for myself during my visit to Tunisia. The largest part of the Sahara is rocky, the sandy part is the smaller one. It is good to think about safety and use the services of a professional guide.
Tunisia is not just beaches and all inclusive stays, there are countless amazing places. If you arrive in Tunisia on the mainland, it would be a shame to miss a trip to the Sahara and be able to spend the night in the desert.
Undoubtedly, Morocco is one of the most diverse countries, mainly because of its size. The nature of the landscape changes significantly with kilometers traveled, so in a few days in one country you can get from the Atlantic coast through the Atlas Mountains to the vast palms, gorges and also the desert.
Before we go together to explore other Casablanca monuments, we will introduce you to urban culture.
We travel to the north from Senegal to northwestern part of African continent. Our destination is Morocco, the country which covers around half-a-million square kilometers and where live 33 million people.
This time we leave Europe to visit Africa, Morocco (the Kingdom of Morocco) to be precise. 32 million people live in this country in the north of Africa. It is a beloved sea resort where also many landmarks are located.
When traveling from Fez, we travel across Meknen plain dubbed the Garden of Morocco. All you can think of grow here – melons, bananas, oranges, lemons, almonds, and grain.
In the second part of Fez, we take a look at the Blue Gate which is green from the other side for it is the color of Islam and blue is the color of Fez. There is a lots of vegetables, nuts, dates, and chickens around.
We spend this day in Marakesh. In the morning, we enter Agdal, gardens founded by the Berber dynasty of Almohad in the 12th century. They constructed here a network of water reservoirs and canals. This is the most advanced water reservoir in Maghreb. Thanks to this reservoir, there is a large olive tree garden around it. We approach the large reservoir filled with water. In the background, we see the High Atlas with its snow caped mountains. High palmas around us only add to this incredible place.
You have already had a chance to see Morocco, specifically Rabat, with us. Today, however, we dive deep into this interesting city and escape the winter that prevails with us.
In the previous article on Rabat we told you about the history and architectural heritage of this city. Today we will be interested in local culture.
The sun barely rises above the horizon, and Casablanca is awake. Red taxi cabs drive in the streets lined with modern buildings. You feel an incredible amount of energy around you, which, of course, overflows with you. It just lives in Casablanca.
This time we will head to the north of Tunisia, where we will be greeted by architecture with Moorish elements, friendly inhabitants and, most importantly, infinitely long beaches. But we plan to explore Tunisia a little more than just from a beach chair.
Today we will take you to a breathtaking country touching the Mediterranean. The ancient history ...