Mythbusting: 5 Common Misconceptions About Morocco

Mythbusting: 5 Common Misconceptions About Morocco

If you’re planning a trip to Morocco soon, chances are you’ve Googled something like “traveling to Morocco” or “travel tips Morocco” recently. And chances are you’ve come across articles about safety concerns in Morocco, detailing how to navigate this Muslim country as a non-Muslim or warning you about bargaining too much in this developing country.

Well we’re here to set the record straight. Below, we take a look at some of the most common myths about Morocco and give you the hard facts.

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Ancient Granaries: Saffron Fills the Senses (Part IV)

Morocco's Red Gold: Ancient Granaries

“Morocco, though it is visited by thousands of tourists every year, remains an unknown country – the greater part of it as uncharted to the European or American visitor as was Tibet a hundred years ago.”                            Gavin Maxwell, Lords of the Atlas, 2000.

The Ancient Granaries of Taliouine from Journey Beyond Travel on Vimeo.

Maxwell may have been writing almost two decades ago, early in the rise of google maps, satellite technology and the age of snap-happy travellers capturing selfies across the globe, but the quotation above still rings true. With so much of Morocco’s tourism being directed towards the Imperial cities and luxury riads of Fez and Marrakesh, many of the Maghreb’s treasures remain undiscovered by most or simply forgotten by all. (more…)

Faces of Morocco: Stories of a Country

Faces of a Nation

The people are what make the core of any culture. Today we’d like to introduce you to some of the faces of Morocco. The people behind these images are our friends and neighbors. The portraits come from all corners of Morocco and are a small sampling of who you might encounter when you come to visit. We hope you enjoy this glimpse of Morocco!

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Solo Travel in Morocco: The Real Deal

Solo Travel in Morocco

In the 1960’s and 70’s Morocco was part of the infamous “hippie trail.” Backpackers and travelers of all nationalities and types crisscrossed the cities, mountains, and coastal hideaways. More than a handful set out alone. Today, as people make travel an integral part of their life, Morocco has grown as a popular destination – certainly thanks to the tales of earlier travelers. If you are considering giving solo travel in Morocco a try, we’ve put together some tidbits and advice to help you plan and stay safe.

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Halal Travel for Visitors to Morocco

Halal tourism is a relatively new term and style of travel. It refers to meeting the needs and desires of Muslim tourists by providing services and amenities that Muslim travelers desire. There is no standard definition of defines an experience as falling into the category of halal travel, but several components stand out. In a 2014 poll by Crescentranking, one of the first companies to provide rankings of Muslim-friendly destinations, listed Morocco as the number six most “halal friendly” travel destination.

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