Located in North Africa. It borders Algeria in the east, Spain in the north, Mauritania in the south. To the west is the Atlantic Ocean.
Different climates prevail in the country. While the Mediterranean climate prevails in the north and in the mountainous regions, the effect of the desert climate is seen as we move towards the inner parts.
March, April, May and September are the best times to go in the spring.
Meat is used in almost every meal in Moroccan cuisine. They also serve seafood. Couscous, Pastilla, Harira, Kaliya are known flavors of the country. The most consumed drinks are tea and coffee.
Turkish citizens are exempt from visa for their stay of up to 90 days in Morocco if they hold a valid passport for 6 months from the date of entry. It is important that the forms given at the entrance and exit of the country are filled in correctly and completely. It is forbidden to insert or leave 100,000 Dirhams (approx. EUR 9,000) and above in foreign currency in Morocco. There are mutual flights between Istanbul and Casablanca every day of the week.
Morocco, the third North African country after Tunisia and Algeria, is the only country in Africa that is not a member of the African Union. Although it is difficult to believe that it is 13 km away from Europe, it is one of the rare countries in the world in terms of location. When we say Morocco, the name goes again a strange thing. Because Morocco is just us in Morocco, everyone in Morocco and its variant (at least the names that evoke it). Why do we always run downhill, we learn that the Ottoman Empire was called Morocco because of the fact that "fez" came from this country in time. Convinced. What is the story of Egypt? (^ +% &)
Is Morocco Safe?
In this semi-Mediterranean country, where the Berberis, the oldest known people of North Africa, have their roots, the security problem sometimes prevents the mystical atmosphere of the country. That was the first and common question of everyone we said we were going to Morocco. “Are you going to go alone with Merve, or are it safe to go to Morocco? Kız
After a little research, we found that there are some rules you have to follow to stay safe in Morocco. For example, you should not wear a mini skirt and walk around the old city center, which is called “medina inde in all of its cities. It is hard to find an alcoholic environment, but if you are not an alcoholic, you should not choose even if you find alcohol on the menu. You should not get too close to people who try to help you, get directions, ask for or sell things, and stay away. You shouldn't ask the young men for directions, addresses. If you have the option of traveling with an Arabic-speaking guide, you should consider it immediately. Here, you will not suffer if you follow the unwritten rules like this.
During our 6-day holiday in Morocco, we did not encounter any incidents such as theft, side incontinence or harassment. On the first day, we went on our own trips and pressed our backpacks, but soon we realized that this was an unnecessary movement. Only once did I say French in Essaouira because of my over-breasted dress, but isn't that something that could happen anywhere?
What language is spoken in Morocco?
After many civilizations such as the Romans and the Arabs, Morocco finally gained its independence in 1957 when the French ruled. So many civilizations have been home to so many ruins, especially in their language. The mother tongue is Arabic, the Arabic language spoken by the public ’or Darija. They speak French, English and Spanish.
Entertainment and nightlife in Morocco
There is no advertising of alcohol in Morocco. You don't come across the local people drinking alcohol. But it is legal to sell alcohol to foreigners. However, if you search for a lot in the bars of some luxury hotels, you can find them on the black market. We read that there are entertainment venues along the coastline that we have turned into as La Corniche in Casablanca, but we did not find any information about other cities. Obviously we did not go into a very special research because we are not in the hands-on mode when we go to Morocco. Dressed in mini skirts in Marrakech, high-heeled shoes and nice make-up in the steps of the Jamaa El-Fna square, almost caught the attention of girls, but "Where are you going, sister?" We did not have to say, to follow them ..
In short, we call it DH or MAD. In Morocco, along with Dirhem, in some places, especially in the more populous cities such as Marrakech and Casablanca, some places pass Euros or credit cards. Generally, the streets are filled with ATMs or exchange offices. However, if you plan to travel to smaller villages or even use the highway, you should definitely take cash with you before you go, or you'll stay on the road and you'll be hungry. By the way, don't forget to count when you get over the money.
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Spending money in Morocco
You spend money on almost everything in Morocco. You asked someone for directions, he wants money. Someone came to you unintentionally, he wanted to guide you, you say no, he doesn't go after you for a few minutes and he asks for money. You caught an interesting frame (it doesn't matter what) and you took a photo, someone hoped to come up and ask for money. You want to park on the curb on an empty street, a passerby asks you for money as you remove a badge and put it on your chest. It's really interesting. So it's best to carry a coin with you and give it away without much controversy. Or you'il be bored.
Transportation in Morocco
You can travel between cities by CMT buses or ONCF trains. Seats on trains are not numbered like buses. You're sitting in the empty seat you found. You can easily get your train tickets from the stations, but you need to book your bus tickets in advance or get your tickets in advance from the ticket sales office.
Especially if you don't buy your tickets from Chefchauene (Şafşavan) to Fez in advance, you may have trouble. Because there is no train line to Shafshavan, you can only get there by bus from Tangier. The bus station is 1 km from the city. Marrakech and Fez train stations are about 3 km away from the city center. Casablanca bus station and train station are in the heart of the city.
Bargaining throughout the country is very common and natural. Taxis do not open taximeters, you have to tell your destination and negotiate. There are yellow taxis in Marrakech, petit taxis in Casablanca and Fes and blue taxis in Essaouira.
Renting a car in Morocco is a very comfortable alternative. We rented a car from Casablanca and visited cities such as Fez, Marrakech and Essouira. The possibility that the signs could have been written in Arabic before we left made us think quite a bit, but thanks to the Latin letters, they made their motorways very easy to travel without the need for GPS. The only problem is that the highways are expensive. Apart from this, you do not have any problems while driving while you are driving, except for the city center.
When to go to Morocco?
Morocco has a geography surrounded by Atlas mountains on one side, desert on one side and Atlantic Ocean on one side. There are four seasons in our country as in our country. In the north of the country, the Mediterranean climate, the desert climate is seen as you move towards the interior. Spring is the ideal time to visit Morocco as a tourist attraction. Especially in April-May, the weather is not overwhelming and there is little chance of rain. We had our Morocco tour in November and the weather was 25-26 degrees. The places that took the sun were incredibly hot, but the shade parts and stone interiors were incredibly cold. Unfortunately, we returned with a cold at the end of the trip because we believed in the weather and were a little thin dressing. So even if the weather is hot, do not forget to bring a shawl or cardigan.
Morocco must-see cities:
Marrakech: It is actually a city that you can finish in one day but we recommend you to enjoy it for 2 days. If you have time then definitely take a 3-day Merzouga desert tour. Watch out here !!!! The tour you must attend must be Merzouga. If you join the Zagora desert tour to get close, you won't have a desert adventure.
Fez: They told us that after Marrakech, this place won't get much attention, but we experienced the opposite. Fez Marrakech came to us, certainly more authentic, more natural, more untouched, more colorful and amazing. That's why we felt very unhappy about what we left behind when we left Fez, which we had limited to one day when we were making a Moroccan plan. We recommend that you spend at least 2 days here!
Şafşavan / Chefcahouen: You can plan a day trip from Tangier and one night from Fez, Meknes or Rabat. We were planning a day trip to Fez-Shafshavan, but since Fez was above our expectations, we couldn't go to Shafshavan by spending more time here than we had expected. The city trip to Safshavan can actually be completed in 1 day, but the road from Fez was not too close to commute on the same day and the highway is quite expensive.
Casablanca: Only places you need to go on day trips. The most important structure of the city is the famous Hassan II mosque, which has the longest minaret in the world. Since Casablanca flights are more affordable, you can plan your flight to this city and take a photo of the mosque on the way.
Tangiers: A port city located in the north of Morocco. From here you can take the Bosphorus Strait by ferry to Algaciras, Spain.
Rabat: Capital. It is the cleanest and livable one compared to other cities of Morocco. It looks like a village in France, but is a nice choice for those looking for city life compared to other cities.
Essaouira: This city, which we planned as a daily city, was definitely a place to spend 3 months. It has a very different aura, a very different style. A little hippie, a little modern, a little fishing town, a little Marmaris, a little Spain. A place where you can have an artist head. I think if we say Jimi Hendix lived here, we might have given him some hints. This is the only place we've seen a drunk Moroccan on the street during our 6 days in Morocco. We liked it very much, but we don't know if it appeals to your taste.
Technology and Internet in Morocco:
Firstly the sockets are the same as ours. So you don't have to charge the electronics. There is no need to buy a converter before traveling.
In Morocco you can obtain a free sim card at airports. There is very little internet in it, but you can purchase the internet package separately. We have received 50 GB of Moroccan Dirham, ie 27 rubles giving 6 GB internet and even increased at enough ..
What to buy from Morocco?
Leather, argan oil and products, wooden decorative items or pots, tea, spices in almost all cities, in the heart of the old city of Medina souvenir shops are the main must-see. Whatever you buy, offer 1/3 of the price you are told. A country where you have to negotiate hard. But do not exaggerate and reduce the value of hand-made products.
What to eat in Morocco
In Morocco, everyone shares a large plate in the middle of the table. Of course, in some restaurants they will not refuse you if you want your own special service, but as a general rule people here will share not only the table, but also the plate. Generally, equipment such as forks and knives are not used. You use the most bread for this purpose, but the real eating apparatus is hands. Speaking of hands, right hand. If you are left-handed, you may experience some trouble, because in Morocco the left hand is considered nasty. The Moroccans first take the bread in their right palms and then cut them into small pieces with two fingers. Therefore, it is guaranteed that the left-handers will have difficulty. It is often said that you will not find a typical local and delicious Moroccan dish in restaurants. So if you're staying in a riad, you can choose the restaurants of the riads that offer more local flavor because they cook as if they were at home.
- Tajin (stew fish, chicken or meat)
- Zaalouk (Eggplant salad)
- Harira (Chickpea, lentil and lamb soup)
- Bissara (Dry Broad Bean Soup)
- Shebakia (Sesame, cinnamon, orange, honey dessert)
- Mint tea
The recommended street delicacies are;
- Msemmen (Some kind of pancake)
- Sfinge and Kringo (Donut)
- Ma’akouda (Spicy fried potato balls)
Why go to Morocco?
Touring the desert and staying in barbershop tents, climbing in the Atlas Mountains, breathing the scent of the world's oldest tannery and buying leather products made with traditional methods, visiting the world's oldest university Al-Karaouine, the red color of Fez To see Casablanca's white, Shafshavan's blue, to visit all the Argan lands in the world, Hasan II, who has the longest minaret in the world. You can definitely go to Morocco to photograph the mosque, sleep in riads, travel through the narrow streets and say how developed our country is.
We wish you a pleasant journey in advance.