Morocco! A beautiful, mysterious and exquisite country based in North Africa that is laced with culture, architecture and above all the most colourful and delightful fabrics and decorations. So what is going to tempt you to take a trip abroad to Morocco in 2020? It has all the feels of Middle Eastern culture without long flights, visa issues or fears of danger. Morocco may still have its dangerous parts, but the British government has deemed it safe especially in the tourist hotspots, so there’s no better time to visit.
Morocco borders both the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea and has influences from both it’s Arabian citizens and it’s European neighbours, however Marrakesh, its capital is renowned for its beautiful, medieval streets, colourful markets and restaurants which boast only the finest in Moroccan cuisine. Morocco is also incredibly famous for its fashion and fabrics, which make it a wonderful place to buy for your home or gifts. It has plenty of hotels and resorts, and the weather is often mild although it can become incredibly hot during the winter months and it’s probably best to avoid it during these times. Make it your next place to visit!
What To Do There
There are lots of planned day trips you can take part in if you’re based in Marrakesh. Why not opt for Morocco desert tours which can be incredibly exciting! You can trek through the sandy dunes, taking in its nature and enjoying the culture, seeing village life first hand and feeling part of something very special. For those who prefer a little less adventure, there are always things to do in the city; there are lots of temples to walk around, and the markets are delightful! You can find pottery, traditional textiles, lots of street food and enjoying the culture of the city will give you such a buzz! The Jardin Majorelle is a small oasis in the big city, a beautiful garden full of luscious plants and flowers. The Bahia Palace is a majestic building in the centre which is open to visitors and will allow you to capture the history of the city. Koutoubia is a 12th century mosque where you can experienced the religion of the country and see how the influences of Islam have affected the city, it’s truly a wonderous city that is full of surprises. There is so much to see, you probably need at least a week in the city.
There are also a plethora of museums where you can soak up all the information as well as art installations around the city and often there may be events on. During the summer, although it is hot and may feel a little suffocating, you will see the city during the time of Ede and get to be part of the festivals and the buzz of the city during this important time of year. Flights are available often from many major airports across the UK and on the whole, Morocco is an affordable city with so much to do!
Where To Stay
You will find hotels that range from inexpensive to pure luxury. In the hills of Morocco you will find Richard Branson’s hotel, a major five star resort which is a very luxurious stay; but if you want something a little more affordable you might want to look to stay in Marrakesh centre. If you are dubious of staying in a hotel that is independent, then you can always opt for the big chain hotels, which include Radissons, Four Seasons, Hilton and Marriott. You may want to stay in your own place, perhaps an Air bnb, so the best neighbourhoods to look to stay are:
So if you’re looking to start your 2020 travel bucket list soon, make sure you add Morocco to your list!
A Travel, beauty and lifestyle blog with the occasional afternoon tea by Angelina Belle
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