Have you ever been somewhere that was so captivating, you didn’t want to leave? For me, that place is Morocco. I spent two weeks exploring this North African country and I was absolutely mesmerized by everything I saw and did. From the bustling markets of Marrakech to the tranquil beaches of Essaouira, there is something for everyone in Morocco. In this article, I’ll share with you why I decided to visit Morocco, what I did while I was there, and whether or not I would recommend it as a travel destination.
Preface: Why I Decided to Go to Morocco
I wanted to travel to a country in Africa that was considered safe for solo female travelers. I was looking for a country with a rich culture and history, and Morocco fit the bill. A friend of mine had recently been to Morocco and highly recommended it. I wanted to visit a place that was off the beaten path, and Morocco is definitely that.
The Length of Time I Spent in Morocco and How I Packed My Schedule
I spent two weeks in Morocco and I think that was the perfect amount of time. I was able to see all of the major cities and attractions, but I also had enough time to explore more of the country. There are plenty of things to do outside of the major cities, and I think that’s what makes Morocco so special.
I tried to pack my schedule so that I could see and do as much as possible, but I also wanted to make sure I wasn’t too rushed. I highly recommend visiting for at least a week, but you could easily spend more time in Morocco and not get bored. The weather is amazing year-round, the food is fantastic, and the culture is rich and fascinating.
What I Saw and Did in Morocco
I saw and did a lot of amazing things during my two weeks in Morocco. I started my trip in Casablanca, where I visited the Hassan II Mosque. This mosque is absolutely stunning, and it was an incredible experience to see it up close. I also spent some time walking through the Medina of Fez. This was a great way to see how the locals live and get a feel for the city.
Next, I headed to the Sahara Desert. This was definitely one of the highlights of my trip! I rode a camel and watched the sun set over the sand dunes. It was an unforgettable experience.
After the Sahara, I made my way to Marrakech. This city is full of life and there is so much to see and do. I loved exploring the markets and seeing all of the beautiful architecture. I also had a great time going to a hammam (traditional Moroccan bathhouse).
Overall, I had an incredible time in Morocco. There is so much to see and do in this country, and I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a new place to explore.
The Pros and Cons of the Country
When choosing a travel destination, it is important to consider the pros and cons of the country. This section will explore the pros and cons of Morocco as a travel destination. While the weather is amazing and the food is great, there are also many beautiful places to see and the culture is rich and fascinating. However, some visitors may find the country to be too crowded or chaotic.
The first pro of Morocco is the weather. The climate is temperate and mild, with very little variation throughout the year. This makes it a great destination for those who want to avoid extreme weather conditions. The average temperature in Morocco is 21 degrees Celsius (70 degrees Fahrenheit). The second pro is the food. Moroccan cuisine is a blend of Arab, Berber, Moorish, and Mediterranean influences. There are many delicious dishes to try, including tagines, couscous, and pastillas. The third pro is the culture. Morocco is a culturally rich country with a long history dating back to the Roman Empire. Visitors can explore ancient ruins, visit mosques and madrassas, and experience traditional Moroccan life in the medinas.
However, there are also some potential downsides to consider before travelling to Morocco. The first downside is that it can be quite crowded in certain areas, especially in cities like Marrakech and Fez. This can make it difficult to move around and enjoy all that the country has to offer. The second downside is that it can be chaotic at times. This may be due to the crowding mentioned above or simply because of the general hustle and bustle of daily life in Morocco. It’s important to be prepared for this before you travel so that you don’t get overwhelmed by all
Whether or Not I Would Recommend Traveling to Morocco
After spending two weeks in Morocco, I would definitely recommend that others visit for at least a week. There is plenty to see and do in the country, and it is safe and welcoming for solo female travelers. The weather is great year-round, the food is delicious, and the culture is rich and fascinating.
There is plenty to see and do outside of the major cities, and those interested in learning more about Moroccan culture should spend more time in the country. There are numerous museums, historic sites, and cultural attractions to explore. And, of course, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the amazing weather and delicious food.