Morocco

Morocco
If you want to spend a holiday like Sheherazade in Arabian Nighs, Morocco offers everything you might wish for. But there is so much more you can see and do in the most Western Islamic country. Due to its remote location from the centers of Islamic power in nowadays Saudia Arabia, Syria and Irak, Morocco soon became relatively independent compared to other more Eastern countries.

In later centuries, the future Emirs of "Al Andalus" on the Iberian peninsula, today Andalusia in Spain, departed from Moroccan soil and almost succeeded to invade what was later to become France. As we all know, the invaders were stopped and the Iberians managed to reconquest former Christian lands. Much later, Northern Morocco became part of the French Colonial Empire and Southern parts became Spanish.

Although its main language is Maghreb Arabic, most of the Moroccans are Berbers or have ancestral Berber origins. Today, the government seems to highlight the cultural significance of its origins and promotes the use of the Tamazight language and script. Today, Morocco is a relatively safe and stable country.

Each one of the four Imperial cities Fez, Marrakech, Meknes and Rabat alone are worth a visit. The closeness of Tangiers to Europe, just about 60 km across the strait of Gibraltar have made it an interesting city and if you prefer to spend your vacation at the beach, Agadir should be your first choice. Because of the above-mentioned safety of the country, the city of Ouarzazate has become a veritable center of the film industry. Lots of scenes from Game of Thrones have been filmed there, but also movies like Mission Impossible, John Wick, Sex and the City 2 and The Bourne Ultimatum.