Moroccan adventure

Trip Start May 15, 2011
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Trip End Jun 02, 2011


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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Morocco has captivated me for many years. In part, it is because it is an African country, in part a Muslim country and in part because of the unique presence it holds with the West.  It is a Kingdom where the monarchy exercises administrative power over the laws of the country and yet it is the most liberal of all Muslim countries (especially in respect of the rights of women).  It is also a country with strong ties to the United States. 

I arranged travel to Morocco by booking a flight to London and then a second flight onward.  This pattern breaks up a long journey and allows me to get over jet lag that is inevitable only any overseas flight; it is also much less expensive than a through fair.  I decided to enter Morocco via Marrakesh, a city which is much loved by friends who have explored Morocco before and a little more Western than other towns, allowing me to experience some sights, sounds, smells and tastes of Morocco before journeying on the "road less traveled".  I've decided to spent time alone in Marrakesh, which is an easy city to get around in, and travel from the North back down to the South with the Intrepid Travel Tour Company, a company I used in South America. 

Morocco is a third world country and the stories that I’ve heard is that everyone gets stomach sickness at some point on their travels through the country.  Given that the country is known for its incredibly good tasting food, it is a bit of a shame.  I’m traveling with a box of Powerbars.  Wish me well.

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