Jewish Heritage Tours With A Gourmet Culinary Experience
Morocco – An Overview
Morocco’s serene landscapes – from its Mediterranean and North Atlantic coasts to its Rif and High Atlas mountain ranges – combine with the famed sunrises and sunsets of its Sahara desert, and its urban centres, to create an exotic mystique that is the dream of all travellers. This lyricism, ably reflected in its hand woven carpets and the deep hues of its dyes and pottery, is highlighted by echoes from muezzins, calling to prayer. A short ferry ride from Gibraltar, or from Spain’s mainland, it is culturally worlds away. The architecture of Casablanca, a commercial cosmopolitan city, reflects its French colonial history. Fez, meanwhile, floats on a magic carpet of medieval memories, recalling the adventures of its Berber population and hosting the country’s largest networks of street markets, known as souks.
Its history as a great spiritual and intellectual centre has left it heir to an inordinately large number of beautiful monuments. Close by, Meknes boasts an organized collection of fortified walls and architectural marvels. The city of Tangier, on the other hand, stands out as a modern and accessible summer resort, and the souvenir of its exclusivity as a destination for the jet set of the Fifties and Sixties remains.. Moroccco’s chic Red City, Marrakesh, named after the red ochre used to paint its houses, is famous for the marvellous ruins of El Badi palace, and the open space in the city’s centre, where all kinds of musicians, story tellers and showpeople entertain onlookers in a traditional manner that has survived throughout the centuries.