Best Places to Visit in Morocco
The name literally means ‘the extreme west’, indicative of the western-most Arabic country. Tangiers, Marrakesh, Casablanca are cities that evoke shadowy intrigue, curved daggers, grand Moorish architecture, rugged tribalism, and of course, one of the greatest Hollywood love-stories of all time. Morocco is also home to the world’s first university, bustling marketplaces, ornate mosques, winding alleyways, colourful hustlers, aromatic spices, and architecture stamped with the glory days of Islam. Briefly step into the shoes of Tariq ibn Ziyad, the Muslim commander who stared out at the continent of Europe from Morocco’s watery edge in 700AD, little knowing that one day that huge imposing rock across the strait would be named after him: Jabl al Tariq (Gibraltar).