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Ten Compelling Reasons Why Your Next Vacation Should Be in Morocco

Fez - There are certainly a number of reasons why any country in the world is worth visiting. Sadly, not all countries boast of all the important characteristics that make them a desirable travel destination – namely security, availability and attractiveness. Morocco does posses these three qualities – and many more! So what are the ten main reasons you should start considering Morocco your next vacation de ...

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Moroccan Fantasia on Display in Photography Exhibition in Fez Medina

Fez - The captivating and colorful sights of traditional Moroccan fantasia, also known as “tbourida,” a type of synchronized horseback riding, will be on display in a photography exhibition opening this Friday, May 6 at the ALIF Riad in Fez. The vibrant images of female fantasia participants, dressed in traditional Moroccan garb and clasping show rifles, depict the energy and atmosphere one can expect when ...

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Russian Top Model Poses on Chefchaouen’s Blue Streets

Rabat - Russian-Swiss model, actress, blogger and entrepreneur Xenia Tchoumitcheva posted on her Instagram account photos shot on the magical streets of Chefchaouen, a northern Moroccan city. Along with a group of her friends, the model posed on the blue and white painted streets of Chefchaouen, a beautiful city painted in blue, nestled in the Moroccan Rif Mountain range to the east of Tangier. The Model wa ...

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10 Things You Can’t Miss Out on When You Visit Morocco

By Camille Smith Rabat - With more and more tourists pouring in the country annually, Morocco is turning into a top tourist destination. What makes it stand out is not only its beautiful sights, riads, and resorts that most tourists search for, but it also offers a cultural experience that makes it especially unique from any other getaway. Whether you have just a few days, weeks, or even months visiting Mor ...

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In Pictures: Rabat Walls Transform into Street Canvases

By Asmaa Bahadi Rabat - After the first edition that allowed a dozen street artists to unleash their imaginations on the walls of Morocco’s capital of Rabat, the Jidar Festival, organized by the Association Boulevard L’EAC and the National Museums Foundation, has returned for a second edition running from 22 April to 1 May. Often considered an urban scourge or a petty crime, graffiti has been called many na ...

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Where Does Morocco Stand in The Global Tourism Market

Fez - Spain, Morocco’s northern neighbor, is experiencing tourism boom. After years of crisis that have led to a 20 percent unemployment rate, tourists flock to Spain in high numbers. In 2015, the rise in touristic arrivals was over seven percent. The beaches of Barcelona teamed with visitors from mostly landlocked European countries and Great Britain. The season of 2016 looks even more promising, and accor ...

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The Ateliers de Bob to Perform the Adaptation of Marivaux’s play in Rabat

By Nada Afa Rabat - The very active "Ateliers de Bob," known for organizing youth theatre classes are back with another event. This month, they will be holding a performanced titled “Koun kent fblastek,” an adaptation of Marivaux’s play “ Les jeux d’amour et du hasrad.” After a successful performance in Casablanca this past Saturday at the F.O.L, the adaptation will be moving to the Villa des Arts on May 29 ...

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Is Marrakech the Land of Male-Saints Only?

Marrakech - I attended a book discussion by professor Malika El Ouali Aloui discussing her new book ‘Assalihat L’ Mrakshyat’ on April 14, 2016, at Cadi Ayyad University, Faculty of Letter and Human Sciences. A group of professors and students attended her book signing. Is Marrakech the land of Male-Saints? This is the central question of Malika El Ouali Aloui’s book. The first time Aloui visited Marrakech, ...

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Dutch-Moroccan Model Imaan Hammam Goes Topless for Vogue

Rabat - Moroccan-Dutch supermodel Imaan Hammam went topless for the May issue of the French version of the famous magazine Vogue. During her last shoot, the Dutch model of Moroccan origins appears topless before the lenses of Peruvian fashion photographer Marco Tostino. In this issue, to be published in May, Hammam poses in different positions wearing very bright and cloroful spring clothes. The Amsterdam-b ...

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Abadir: Moroccan Berber Bread Baked on Ash

AN ETHNIC FOOD: TABADIRT or ABADIR By Mbarek Oukhouya Ali Fez - Luciano Pavarotti famously said “One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.” From this quote, one’s mind is set on tenterhooks if one does not eat; that is, one will continue seeking to set it to rest at all costs, instead. Whenever one yearns for tr ...

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Moroccan Dinner is an Experience no Foreign Visitor Should Miss 

By Christopher Thomas Rabat - As an American living in Morocco, I have been both confused and delighted by a variety of cultural differences. One common activity in both cultures is infused with tradition and ritual: dinner. A true Moroccan dinner is an experience that no foreign should miss. The first difference to note is dinner time. My Moroccan host family eats dinner around 10:30 each night, which I so ...

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How Visiting Morocco Helped Dispel My Stereotypes

By Michelle Bouchard New York - I left Morocco and returned to the States a few months ago. However I did not want to write about my experiences immediately upon my return. Perhaps the memories about specific people and moments would have been sharper in my mind had I written this earlier, but I believe that whatever has stuck with me now truly constitutes my perspective on Morocco. The things I’ve learned ...

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