With coastlines stretching for hundreds of miles in each direction, the waves of the Atlantic Ocean gracefully crash, and the beautiful rugged mountains form the interior of the colorful and vibrant Kingdom of Morocco.
Bordering with the Western Sahara to the south, and the Mediterranean coast in the north, the serene and yet hypnotizing grand spectacle of the Marrakesh’s Djemaa el-Fnaa secretly inspires people to get back to this African country. Ranging from the breathtaking Saharan Dunes, to the high peaks of Mt. Atlas, for travelers, Morocco is the ideal tailor made destination.
The appealing and breathtaking scene of the high Atlas Mountain peacefully makes a diagonal cut across the Kingdom of Morocco and almost encircles the Marrakesh both to the south and the east of the Atlantic coast. The beautiful and most hospitable Moroccan natives living in the environs of the Atlas mountains observe some form of cultural diversities that will literally blow your mind. Topping their beauty, snow falls in the highest reaches of the Atlas Mountains. The serenity of the Moroccan Atlas Mountains is articulated by the year-round rivers that flow across Marrakesh making the valleys around the area a fertile land for cultivation.
My visit to Morocco was crowned by a short stay in the beautiful City of Casablanca. Being the largest Moroccan city in the central-western part of the country, Casablanca is graced by the rich Arabic culture as well as its high and well known economic status. Moreover, Casablanca is Morocco’s chief port on the beautiful Atlantic Ocean. As it is a culture of the Arabs, companies, and international corporations make the better part of the City; hence rich economic and financial statuses merit all the popularity of the City.
Ethically speaking Morocco is a rich and a beautiful destination that is mainly composed of Arabs and Berbers who observe and preserve their language and culture.
Visiting Morocco was a highlight of my life and I intend to return someday!
HERE IS A FUN FACT POINTED OUT TO ME BY MY FRIEND DIANE:
In December 1777, Moroccan sultan Muhammad III included the United States of America in a list of countries to which Morocco’s ports were open. Morocco thus became the first country whose head of state publicly recognized the new United States. Relations were formalized with the Moroccan–American Treaty of Friendship negotiated by Thomas Barclay, and signed by Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and Muhammad III in 1786.
I’ll be adding more photos and text to this post in the future so please check back, and look for a separate post about “Beach Life in Morocco” coming soon!
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**On my way to Morocco, I wrote a post on my facebook page with a favorite quote of mine which I’d like to share here:
My friend Roger, who is no longer with us sent me a postcard about 20 years ago with the follow quote. I’ve always liked it, but now it seems so real to me today… as I board my flight to the African continent for the second time in my life:
“As you think, you travel; and as you love, you attract. You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you. You cannot escape the result of your thoughts, but you can endure and learn, can accept and be glad. You will realize the vision (not the idle wish), of your heart, be it base or beautiful, or a mixture of both, for you will always gravitate towards that which you, secretly, most love. Into your hands will be placed the exact results of your thoughts; you will receive that which you earn; no more, no less. Whatever your present environment may be, you will fall, remain or rise with your thoughts, your vision, your ideal. You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as your dominant aspiration”.
— James Allen