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Why Morocco is so Popular? and Why you Should Visit Morocco?

Kasba Tadla, In  the Middle of Morocco!          A beautiful sunset, Dedicated to my love, Khadija with love

Kasba Tadla, In the Middle of Morocco! A beautiful sunset, Dedicated to my love, Khadija with love

Where is Morocco?

First, I'm quite sure that many would ask this question, as it has always been the case whenever I have to tell somebody where I am from. Well, isn't Morocco that kind of leather made of goatskin or is that a place I have yet to know about? My answer to those who always ask me that is '' Morocco is UNDER spain. '' Once I say this, that look of awkwardness dissipates and Morocco gets geographically located, at least to my interlocuter's perception, thinking Morocco is in Europe. Then I had to answer so many follow-up questions. But I always wonder why some people fail to know Morocco? One always expects that his country, hometown is the best of all, is the centre of the universe, and how come the centre of the universe is not yet known. For this, and since HP has a very growing community, I decided to make Morocco geographically and culturally known to many people all over the world.


So where is Morocco?

Yes, it is under spain, but it is not in Europe, being divided by the Pillars of Hercules. The latter were called so in times of antiquity taking their name after the Herculean myth where Hercules has to perform the Twelve Labours. To be exact, Morocco is located in North Africa and bordered from the east by Algeria. It occupies a vast area of 446,550 km². To the west, Morocco borders the vast Atlantic Ocean.

What's Morocco's History and Who are its People?

The first people to popluate Morocco were the Berbers and that was back in antiquity, probably 5000 years ago. So, the first Moroccan free independent state was called Mauritania and was ruled by Bocchus I. Soon, after the fall of the Roman empire, because the Romans were then occupying Morocco, the Arabs, under the of the rule Umayyad dynasty, conquered the land. And for the first time Arabs and Berbers were combined together to shape modern Morocco, linguistically and demographically. But this does not mean that the only people who inhabit the land are either Berbers or Arabs. There are other people like the Jews, Africans, or people from South Sahara. There were many successive dynasties that ruled Morocco, and that is why Morocco is historically a rich country, rich with its monuments that date back to antiquity!

Chafchawan, North of Morocco!

Chafchawan, North of Morocco!

Just to show the diversity I have talked about. The waterfalls of Ouzoud in the High Atlas

Just to show the diversity I have talked about. The waterfalls of Ouzoud in the High Atlas

So Why Should Morocco Be Your Next Destination?

Well, for many reasons Morocco should be your next summer destination.If you are planning to go somewhere else, just don't rush ! Read all of this hub and then decide. Being, as I have already mentioned somewhere historically a rich country, Morocco boasts of so many monuments that attract many tourists all over the world. One of these sites is surely Volubilis which dates back to the Roman reign. You can see all of Morocco's historical sites here. Not only its historical sites that make Morocco a tourist-bound country, its geographical location plays a great role in making Morocco a perfect haven for all travelers, especially those who are enamored with nature, the simplicity of life and exoticism.

Morocco is really rich, yes, rich in many aspects. The country borders two major seas, the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean sea. It has a very long coastline, stretching from Tanjier up to the Western Sahara, with many blue and clean beaches that scatter all over its major cities. But what makes its beaches so special is its hot weather in summer days; we all know that beaches without a good hot sun is frankly useless. So try Morocco for this and you will never regret it! When one hears of hot weather, one immediately thinks of the desert! No, Morocco does actually have a desert but only a part of it which is a desert and that's also so attractive for many visitors. Not all of the country is hot. Morocco boasts of three series of mountains called the Atlas Mountains. They take their name also from a Greek myth, that of the Titan, Atlas. So, if you don't like hot weather, you can still have a chalet in some mountain resort. You are not going to feel any kind of boredom here, since Morocco is a country of diversity and contrast. If you like exoticism and the desert, Essouira will be your perfect destination. I can't go through all the details, because neither time nor space will suffice me!

I can't tell you what you can do in Morocco. You can do whatever you want. Just think of what you want and you'll find it here. That's why I won't suggest anything. You can come and decide for yourself what are the activities you enjoy doing more. Morocco is a country of diversity. When we look closer at its texture, we find that it's composed of an amalgam of diverse components. This includes its cultures, peoples, languages, musics and dishes!

Bin Widan a lake in Azilal Morocco

Bin Widan a lake in Azilal Morocco

Morocco's Cuisine!

Being, culturally, demographically, as I have mentioned, Moroccan cuisine is so reach. It has a worldwide dimension that is felt through its different dishes. So Moroccan gastronomy is so powerful due to its different dishes that are served either daily or on certain ocassions. Daily dishes are Tajine or Couscouss. Other dishes are served on certain occasions, for example Chicken Bastilla is served mainly in weddings. There are dishes which are peculiar only to some certain areas and cities, like Tanjia in Marrakech. I'd, if I got any requests from our commentators,make some recipe hubs. Once you try all of these dishes, you'll be addicted to Morocco and is surely going to be your Mekka!

Morocco's Music and Folklore

Morocco's music is really diverse. From north to south, and east to west, you'll hear different rythmes, tunes, and beats. You'll doubt that these folklores are indigenously from the same country. But if you get to know that its people are not from one race, you'll surely understand why. At least, one type of folklore is internationally recognized and that's Gnawa music, which is becoming a world beat music, that's combined with modern instruments, and many international artists have been to Essouira and participated in its musical tours and concerts.

Gnawa Diffusion in Paris!

Hollywood in Morocco

Many international movies were shot in Morocco. There is even the Moroccan film studio of Ouarzazate, which is admittedly Morocco's Hollywood. This studio is being chosen for its exotic desert landscape which makes it very likely to be featured in many Hollywoodian movies. Not far from Ouarzazate, there is a castle like city, which is made of a cluster of buildings. The Ksar, or castle is called Ait Benhaddou. This Ksar has been nominated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Many famous movies where shot in this Ksar, including The Mummy (1999), Gladiator (2000), Jesus of Nazzareth (1977), Kingdom of Heaven ( 2005), and the list is still long!

By Tarik Aarbaoui

Summer In Morocco

Morocco is a country that you may visit in all seasons. But for each season some regions get more agreeable. But it's very interesting to visit such regions in a different climate other than what is famous for, and in this way you may discover other aspects of such villages. In general Morocco's climate is affected by the wind. If the wind blows from the oceans it brings with it a mild and fresh climate, the opposite happens when it blows from the desert. The sun is hot and the hair is dry, but we can't apply this to all of Morocco. There are different climates even in summer or winter.

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Quiz

For each question, choose the best answer. The answer key is below.

  1. What's the capital of Morocco?
    • Rabat
    • Fez
    • Marrakech
  2. What's the first country to recognize American independence?
    • Morocco
    • France
    • England

Answer Key

  1. Rabat
  2. Morocco

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Summary!

This doesn't need a summary. After reading all this, aren't you presuaded yet. You should come to morocco because it is really your ideal next summer destination. So don't waste your time and save up. By the way, it's not expensive at all to be here and you'll notice the difference. I could go through all the details. Maybe that could be covered in a future ebook!

Comments

Carrie Lee Night from Northeast United States on April 24, 2018:

Always wanted to visit ! Thank you for this vert informative hub

Stella Kaye from UK on October 04, 2017:

An interesting article. I have a vacation home in Morocco and have written several articles about it myself which are all on HubPages. It often amuses Americans - who often don't know where Morocco is - that it was once geographically joined to New York, millions of years ago!

Tarik Aarbaoui (author) from Morocco on February 13, 2016:

Yes, You can, you mean the one of sunset?

Slimani Nessrine on February 12, 2016:

Hello, I would like to use one of your photo ( the one with the door)

and i would love to give the credits to the photograph ! Do you know who he/she is ?

Thank you a lot

Abdelmjid Seghir on July 31, 2013:

Very interesting. Morocco is beautiful, indeed.

Thanks for sharing!

Tarik Aarbaoui (author) from Morocco on December 13, 2012:

You're welcome :) I wish u the same

Goody5 from Bohville, USA, Just below the Mason-Dixon line in the land of the pleasant living on December 12, 2012:

Thanks miscellanea, I'll check that out & congratulations again on your award.

Tarik Aarbaoui (author) from Morocco on December 12, 2012:

There's a capsule of that; you'll find a rating capsule :)

Goody5 from Bohville, USA, Just below the Mason-Dixon line in the land of the pleasant living on December 12, 2012:

Congratulations miscellanea on this hub of yours getting the rising star award. You really deserved it! I voted and gave you a 5 0n your Rate this Article Please! Can you tell me how I can get this and put it on some of my hubs? Keep on hubbing :)

soulbeats on December 11, 2012:

No, not really. I'm not much into websites... But I'll let you know when I'll have one. Nice to meet you Tarik.

Tarik Aarbaoui (author) from Morocco on December 11, 2012:

I work as a teacher, and it's boring even here :) do you have a website?

soulbeats on December 11, 2012:

I work in a company here, it's getting boring actually same thing you do every day but this is life. What about you ?

Tarik Aarbaoui (author) from Morocco on December 11, 2012:

It's Tarik :) it's great meeting you ! what do you do in ur life?

soulbeats on December 11, 2012:

My name is Annabelle :3 ...sorry for the delaying x.x I was busy with the house, what is your name miscellanea ?

Tarik Aarbaoui (author) from Morocco on December 11, 2012:

Thanks you so much bamina :)

bamina on December 10, 2012:

very rich and informative.

Tarik Aarbaoui (author) from Morocco on December 10, 2012:

You're weclome Sueswan :) Thank you for stopping by and for your vote :)

Sueswan on December 09, 2012:

Hi Miscellanea,

I knew Morocco was in Africa but that was about it. Thank you for teaching us about your beautiful country.

Voted up and away.

Take care :)

Tarik Aarbaoui (author) from Morocco on December 09, 2012:

Inshallah :) Thank you so much!

shazwellyn from Great Britain on December 09, 2012:

Very comprehensive! Ischallah

Tarik Aarbaoui (author) from Morocco on December 09, 2012:

yes thank you so much, but what's your name ?

soulbeats on December 09, 2012:

Yes sure,I'd help you any time you need so.

Tarik Aarbaoui (author) from Morocco on December 09, 2012:

wow I love Italy. Sure I would come but write a hub about it :) letting me know a little more about it!

soulbeats on December 09, 2012:

I'm from Italy, not too far ha ? lol. You're welcome to come here any day if you want, I'll be your guide and show you beautiful places.

Tarik Aarbaoui (author) from Morocco on December 09, 2012:

yes it's lovely being here and im sure ur country is as great ;) where are you from by the way ?

soulbeats on December 09, 2012:

You're welcome, keep writing and wish for the best..I vote for your hub not because you said it but because I do like what you wrote about Morocco, and it makes me loving the country more.

Tarik Aarbaoui (author) from Morocco on December 09, 2012:

It's mine and I who wrote it :) but it's not that great though hehe thank you anyway

soulbeats on December 09, 2012:

It's so generous of you to greet me with your smile. I hope you'll greet me as great as Moroccan people are . They are so generous I suppose. You are a good writer if it is your own hub by the way.

Tarik Aarbaoui (author) from Morocco on December 09, 2012:

OH thank you so much :) Morocco loves you too. You're welcome :) You can be my guest!

soulbeats on December 09, 2012:

I love Morocco, I loved your hub and it's gonna take so many stars !!!

Tarik Aarbaoui (author) from Morocco on December 08, 2012:

Thank You so much Goody5, I'd vote for you as well if any of yours is selected :) thanks so much

Goody5 from Bohville, USA, Just below the Mason-Dixon line in the land of the pleasant living on December 08, 2012:

Great hub miscellanea, and I was thrilled to vote for you. You are a shoe in as a rising star!

Tarik Aarbaoui (author) from Morocco on December 08, 2012:

Can You please vote for this hub :)

on here

https://discover.hubpages.com/travel/

Tarik Aarbaoui (author) from Morocco on November 27, 2012:

:) Thanks for ur sweet comment :) yes i think i'd :)

GlstngRosePetals from Wouldn't You Like To Know on November 26, 2012:

Wow now this is the sunset I'm talking about as a romantic thing to do for your girlfriend. Great article..

Tarik Aarbaoui (author) from Morocco on November 25, 2012:

I'm interested in Travel as well. Thanks for stopping by :)

suziecat7 from Asheville, NC on November 25, 2012:

Great photos - great Hub. I'm working on a travel website and will refer visitors to this article when I'm done. I have never been to Morocco but its culture and beauty intrigue me. Voted up!

Tarik Aarbaoui (author) from Morocco on November 20, 2012:

Thanks so much for this generous comment :) I'll show you more of bin lwidan lake :) hh thx

prasetio30 from malang-indonesia on November 20, 2012:

I found many interesting places in Morocco. I'll put it on my travel list. Nice review and very well written. I love Bin Wildan lake. Thanks for writing and share with us. Voted up!

Prasetio

Tarik Aarbaoui (author) from Morocco on November 20, 2012:

Thanks for stopping by :) The languages spoken in Morocco are Arabic, French, Berber, and English but in most hotels you'll find most world languages are spoken. As for the recipes you may ask for a recipe and I'll make a hub of it :)

Randy McLaughlin from Liberia, Costa Rica on November 20, 2012:

Interesting hub, I will look out for your recipe hubs as one of your followers. Maybe someday I will be able to afford to take a vacation there. I would like to visit Spain as well. What languages are most common in Morocco?

Abigayle Malchow-Rourk from Wisconsin on November 19, 2012:

Well only the second child was actually planned and that one has Autism lol...the other four was not trying to have them. Before the first one I didn't want my own kids actually

Tarik Aarbaoui (author) from Morocco on November 19, 2012:

hhh you are lucky did all that while u're still young

Abigayle Malchow-Rourk from Wisconsin on November 19, 2012:

I just mixed up the comments. lol I read both and responded all weird on the last one cuz I got confused lol...I am young for a mom...I have four youngest is five and oldest is 13...I will have them all in college by the time I am 45

Tarik Aarbaoui (author) from Morocco on November 19, 2012:

so you're so old also :) you're a young mother

Abigayle Malchow-Rourk from Wisconsin on November 19, 2012:

OMG you will be alive!!! Its me that would beat you to the grave..I am halfway to 34...

Tarik Aarbaoui (author) from Morocco on November 19, 2012:

lol I'm 27, im getting older hhh

Abigayle Malchow-Rourk from Wisconsin on November 19, 2012:

LOL Well its rude to ask how old you are so I won't do that. I will be in my early 40s by then...if all goes well lol

Tarik Aarbaoui (author) from Morocco on November 19, 2012:

yes if im still alive by then, why not? I 'd be so happy to have you here ! you're so welcome anytime you want .

Abigayle Malchow-Rourk from Wisconsin on November 19, 2012:

I will when I have my life put back together. I have to finish my Bachelors and get a job so I can move out of my dads house. Only been here a year but I am used to being on my own. My son graduates high school in a little over four years and I have to get him into USC or UCLA or he will cry for the rest of his life. Than my job and Master's. I will go! Its now on my have to do list and I will look you up before I travel:) Though hope you will still be ther eby than

Tarik Aarbaoui (author) from Morocco on November 19, 2012:

So come :) I encourage you to come. It's really a beautiful and peaceful country :) you gonna feel at home here

Abigayle Malchow-Rourk from Wisconsin on November 19, 2012:

That is how I would do it..that is the only way to get the true experience! When my kids are all off in college and have their own lives, I should have my Master's degree by than and a good job. If I do than I will have a traveling savings account:) I want to see Ireland, Africa, now Morocco and I want to do it when I don't have to be back for the kids. The world is an amazing place and I couldn't imagine not doing it. I couldn't live and breathe in one town my whole life. I have moved every two years since I was born.

Tarik Aarbaoui (author) from Morocco on November 19, 2012:

yes :) hhh rate it for me hhh Yes if u want to come to morocco you have to mingle with the natives not go as a tourist by go as a traveller :)

Abigayle Malchow-Rourk from Wisconsin on November 19, 2012:

LOL That first paragraph was just matching me right now...I was puzzled trying to visually hold a world map we see in class, in my busy brain and figure out where my professor had been pointing to when he located it for us. It is one place I do want to travel too one day. The photo that is your main one here is gorgeous. I have only been to Japan, Mexico, Scotland, London, and Germany. I would want to see Morroco from the natives eyes though, and avoid all the tourist points. I think this is a well written and informative hub. I voted it up.

Tarik AArbaoui from Morocco on November 19, 2012:

This is a very well written hub :)

Tarik Aarbaoui (author) from Morocco on November 19, 2012:

Thank you too for your lovely comment :) you're so nice

SeSe on November 19, 2012:

Yes I love Morocco and I love being there, I think it's a good place when someone should pass his vacation. Thanks for the article..

SeSe on November 19, 2012:

Yes I love Morocco and I love being there, I think it's a good place when someone should pass his vacation. Thanks for the article..

Tarik Aarbaoui (author) from Morocco on November 19, 2012:

Thank you Claudia for this comment :) I'm sure that Morocco has a special place in your heart ;)

Claudia Tello from Mexico on November 19, 2012:

Agreed! Morocco is a wonderful holiday destination with a very interesting and rich culture. It makes for a very exciting trip in every way.

Tarik Aarbaoui (author) from Morocco on November 19, 2012:

Thanks for stopping by :) and for this generous comment.

L. Saâd from Morocco on November 19, 2012:

Interesting, and especially a rich text about Morocco (my country as well :) ).

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