This North African nation conjures up images of medinas, souks and camels. The northern tip of this country is just 15 kilometers from Spain, so there are several cultural influences on the cities of Morocco.
While many travelers visit Casablanca, Marrakech, or Fes, the interior is comprised of the rugged Atlas Mountains, a favorite of outdoor adventure travelers.
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Currency: Moroccan dirham can be withdrawn from ATMs throughout Morocco, however keep in mind that smaller cities or towns may not have access to ATMs and its recommended to withdraw cash and take it with you.
Power Points: Most power points are the same as most European power points (2 circular prongs). I would recommend you take a Travel Adapter.
Official Language: The official language of Morocco is Arabic.
Health: There are no major health concerns in Morocco for travellers, however there are a few Insect-borne diseases reported in Morocco. I would recommend that you contact your doctor a few weeks before you travel as in some cases you need to start any medication a few days before your trip or you may need to get a vaccination.
Drinking Tap Water: The tap water is generally not safe to drink, its suggested to only drink bottled water.
Visa: Most countries don’t require a visa for short stays, to visit Morocco.
Popular foods: – B’ssara (breakfast soup of dried broad beans). – Fish chermoula (chermoula is a combination of herbs and spices used as a marinade before grilling over coals). – Kefta tagine (Beef or lamb mince with garlic and herbs, cooked in a tomato and onion sauce). – Makouda (deep-fried potato balls).
When to go: Morocco is most enjoyable to explore in the autumn (September to November) or in the early spring (March-April). Although it is warm outside, you won’t experience the bitter cold or searing heat. Morocco is fascinating no matter what time of year you decide to visit.
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