Everything you should know
before Traveling to MOROCCO

17 February 2022
Capital: Rabat
Currency: Moroccan Dirham
Official Language: Arabic, Berber
Dial Code: +212
Emergency Number: (1) Police - 19 (2) Ambulance - 15 (3) Fire - 15
GDP: 332.36 billion USD (2019)
Population: 37.11 million (2020)
Time Zone: UTC+1 Western European Time
TheSassyBlogger Flag: The red background on the Moroccan flag represents hardiness, bravery, strength and valor, while the green represents love, joy, wisdom, peace and hope; it also represents the color of Islam and the pentagram the seal of Solomon. The 5 branches also represents the pillars of Islam.

MOROCCO is Known for:

1. The Moroccan Desert & Sahara
Moroccan desert is my happy place, and it may become yours too! Once you are surrounded by gigantic dunes and have no clue where you are. Then spend the night by the fire under the stars and wake up on a breathtaking desert sunrise. You will feel so far away from all your problems and your everyday struggles. It’s one of the most inspiring experiences you can have in Morocco.
2. The Medinas
Morocco is known for its Medinas, which are cities’ historical downtowns and the place to hunt for traditional handicrafts. All Moroccan handicrafts, like jewelry, rugs, leather items and teapots can be found in the Medina. They are often made by craftsmen who are passionate about their job and who inherited their skills from their grandparents.
3. Moroccan Wild Beaches & Azure Coasts
Morocco is home to incredibly diverse coasts. Whether you like azure luxurious beaches, surf spots or wild beaches, you will be served! The wild beach in the Moroccan desert, with only wild beach waves, sand dunes, and no soul around. I am having goosebumps just thinking about the trekking experience!

Best Food that you should taste once:
1. Tagine
Moroccan and Algerian tajine dishes are slow-cooked savory stews, typically made with sliced meat, poultry or fish together with vegetables or fruit. Spices, nuts, and dried fruits are also used. Common spices include ginger, cumin, turmeric, cinnamon, and saffron.
2. Couscous
The Moroccan couscous recipes are characterized by its unique and good flavors. Couscous is a traditional Moroccan food, it’s very famous and well known worldwide as number one healthy Moroccan dish. Lamb, beef or chicken is stewed along with a variety of vegetables then arranged on a glorious heap of tender, steamed couscous grains.
3. Harira soup
Harira soup is one of the most popular dishes in Moroccan kitchen It is widely prepared during the holy month of Ramadan, as it decorates most breakfast tables in Morocco because it contains many nutrients beneficial to the human body. Harira is typically made with chicken, lamb, or beef, but some variations of this recipe skip the meat to be vegetarian and vegan. Make it gluten free by replacing the vermicelli with rice noodles and skipping the flour.

Best Places to visit:
1. Marrakesh
The city with cultural importance, also known as a red city due to its pink-tinted buildings and red colored walls, Marrakesh is filled with Mosques and lush green gardens. Not to mention the shopping scene, discover artisan shops in Medina to have a real sense of local shopping.
2. Casablanca
Casablanca, located in the central-western part of Morocco bordering the Atlantic Ocean, is the largest city in Morocco. It is also the largest city in the Maghreb, as well as one of the largest and most important cities in Africa, both economically and demographically.
3. Tangier
Tangier is a major city in northwestern Morocco. It is located on the Maghreb coast at the western entrance to the Strait of Gibraltar, where the Mediterranean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Spartel. The town is the capital of the Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima region, as well as the Tangier-Assilah prefecture of Morocco.The medina, kasbah, bazaars and souks are among the country's most vibrant, and the beaches are excellent.
4. Rabat
Rabat is the capital city of Morocco and its second largest city with an urban population of approximately 580,000 and a metropolitan population of over 1.2 million. It is also the capital city of the Rabat-Salé-Kénitra administrative region.
5. Fez
Fez or Fes is a city in northern inland Morocco and the capital of the Fès-Meknès administrative region. It is the third largest city in Morocco. The Trans-Saharan trade route may be accessed via Marrakesh, 387 km to the southwest of Fez. It is surrounded by hills and the old city is centered around the Fez Rive r flowing from west to east.

Best Season to visit
Fall and Spring- Fall in Morocco is pretty mild, and you’ll enjoy the temperatures when you are there. You’ll experience lots of sunshine and cooler nights in this season. Spring in Morocco is usually considered the best time to visit. Temperatures are pleasant and it is sunny. Spring is also a beautiful time for the landscape of Morocco as everything is bright and green.

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