"For Westerners, Morocco holds..." Morocco Favorite Tip by Berbere

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Favorite thing: For Westerners, Morocco holds an immediate and enduring fascination. though just an hour's ride on the ferry from Spain, it seems at once very far from Europe, with a culture-Islamic and deeply traditional-that is almost wholly unfamiliar. Throughout the country, despite the years of French and Spanish colonial rule and the presence of modern and cosmopolitancities like Rabat or Casablanca (Eddar El Beida -in Arabic-), a more distant past constantly makes its presence felt. Fes, perhaps the most beautiful al all Arab cities, maintains a life still rooted medivial times, when a Moroccan empire stretched from Senegal to northern Spain; while in the mountains of the Atlas and the Rif, it is still possible to draw up tribal maps of the Berber population. As a backdrop to all this, the country's physical make-up is also extraodinary: from a Mediterranean coast, through four mountain ranges, to the empty sand and scrub of the Sahara.

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  • Written Aug 24, 2002
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