Traveling to Morocco is not cheap but every penny spent there is totally worth it.
The country has a lot to offer – beautiful scenery, tasty food, hospitable people, and a quality and simplicity of life that is rare in our days.
These are the things that (in my eyes) make Morocco one of a kind travel experience.
1. Sahara Desert
The Sahara Desert is the main reason why people travel to Morocco. In Merzouga you can see the highest dunes and Morocco is a relatively safe destination to travel in comparison with the other countries where the desert occupies large parts of their territories.
2. Hassan II Mosque
Hassan II is the landmark of Casablanca but also the most beautiful mosque in Morocco. It is a surrealistic experience to walk around its impressive construction surrounded by the mist coming from the ocean. Try to visit the mosque on Sunday morning when many people go to the prayer and the place comes alive.
3. Majorelle Garden
Created by the French painter Jacques Majorelle but later the home of the designer Yves Saint-Laurent, this garden is a beautiful masterpiece combining oriental colors and exotic plants.
It is a quiet place in the middle of Marrakesh, the busy imperial city of Morocco and also the house of the Berber Museum, exhibition of the Berber’s culture, lifestyle, and handcrafts.
4. The Raids
Raids are traditional Moroccan houses that often are turned into small hotels. Feeling cozy behind the thick walls of your guest house after wandering on the small narrow streets of the medina will be your time for indulging in all things Morocco has to offer – good food, excellent service, and magical environment.
Walking in the medina can be really challenging for a woman. But the feeling of treasure hunting makes you feel exited in front of all these colorful babush slippers, spices, jewelry pieces, leather bags, tasty food and freshly baked bread. There are hundreds of items that you can choose from, many of them handmade.
6. Morocco Interiors
Another of Morocco’s charms are its cozy houses and bold house fixtures. The sofas are large and low, the tables are small but just enough for the tasty food and refreshing tea.
Lanterns make mysterious shade and the ochre color of the tiles makes the whole room look warm. Everything in the Moroccan style interior design is rustic but made with clear attention to the detail.
Having shared my addiction to the Moroccan interiors, it is understandable to share my love for Moroccan carpets.
As everything in this country, they are in strong and warm colors, with simple designs that can fit any style. Your house can get a bright retouch with a Moroccan rug. The only problem can be its weight and volume for transporting it back home.
Well, you have to go out of the famous cities like Marrakech and Casablanca, to pass the Atlas Mountains and on your way to the south you finally will get to take these unbelievable photos in orange and green colors. Oasis still exists in Morocco, just like at the time of Lawrence of Arabia.