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Morocco - Land Of Contrast
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© Christine Till - CT-Graphics
Morocco is an exotic gateway to Africa; its mountains, desert and coast are populated by Berbers and nomads, and its ancient medina lanes lead to souqs and riads.
Lyrical landscapes carpet this sublime slice of North Africa from Saharan dunes to the peaks of the High Atlas.
Moroccan people remain closely connected to the environment. The nomadic southern 'blue men' brave the desert's burning expanses in robes and turbans, with mobile phones in hand. Likewise, traditional life continues - with tweaks - in the techniques of Berber carpet makers, in date cooperatives, in medina spice trading, and in the lifestyles in industrial cities like Casablance, ports like Essaouira and mountain hamlets.
Often exotic, sometimes overwhelming and always unexpected, Morocco's ancient centres are bursting with Maghrebi mystique and madness: the perfect complement to the serene countryside. When you hit town and join the crowds, you follow a fine tradition of nomads and traders stretching back centuries. Unesco has bestowed World Heritage status on medinas including Fez the world's largest living medieval Islamic city, and the carnivalesque Djemaa el-Fna in Marrakesh.
Meeting the Moroccan people involves nothing more than sitting in a cafe and waiting for your mint tea to brew. The trick is to leave enough time to watch the world go by with the locals when there's so much else to fit in.
July 29th, 2012
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