Have you been to Morocco? If yes, what are your favorite city or attraction so far? I think Marrakech got the best attractions. Even the food are better because you can get the same dishes for lower prices compared to the prices in the other cities. even the accommodations in Marrakech
are better...However, i could be wrong, right? how bout you? what do you think?
Its not only Marrakech which is nice. All Moroccan cities are lovely and each place is different than other. Even villages in the haut Atlas are amazing. Have you been in the North of Morocco...Have you been in Asilah?
I have never been to Asilah, but I think I'll go there anytime soon. I just finished my trip in Casablanca
and I am on my way to Fes...
Fez is really a nice place too. You have to visit the old medina with the nice riads, shops, tanneries, mosques and houses with arabic andalusian design...It is a bit like marrakech but quiet with different life style ...Many English people bought houses and riads there to live in this magic place...people are friendly and life is not expensive. Fez Medina ...where you will feel that you are back on time...it is really interesting to experience it. The north is totally different: there is more spanish Andalusian and portuguese influence in everything...Tangier is just 9 miles from Spain on the ferry. Asilah is located about 30 miles from Tangier and it is moving in properties, tourism and investment very fast. Its totally different of Fez and Marrakech...It is a quiet place where to relax and to enjoy the nice sandy gold beaches and nice restaurants...
I agree with you! Fes
is also a wonderful place! I just visited the Qaraouiyan Library... I tried to discover the wonders of Moroccan literature
there.. =) I'm kinda tired of going to the different attractions so what I do now is just walk aimlessly around the area near my accommodation... haha! What is waiting for me in Asilah, by the way? =)
Asilah is totally different of Marrakech and Fes. It is a quiet relaxing seafront town like Essaouira but with nice long sandy beaches. Lots of investment in properties and tourism moving fast because the place is just beautiful from Larache to Tangier and from Tangier to Seuta, to Marina Smir, Cabo Negro, Martil, Tetouan, Chefchaouen with Rif Mountains. This part of Morocco is most influenced by spanish, indalusian and portuguese culture and spanish language is the most used.
Asilah is very beautiful with its Medina its market, shops, beaches, port, restaurants, bars, cafes, and the sun set is just amazing. During the whole August the international cultural festival takes place. It is a place for lovers, artists and travelers who look for to chill out. www.myasilah.com/
well, you manage to entice me with your description of Asilah, I will go to that part of Morocco once I'm done with my Fez adventures!
I did Asilah about 10 years ago and absolutely loved it. It was the perfect charming little African town. Sleepy, no tourists, got a cheap room with a balcony overlooking the market.
From what I've heard, it's not the same anymore. Guess you'll have to keep looking! Here is how I found Asilah in the first place:
1. get a map of Morocco
2. find a little town on the coast
3. ensure it is not mentioned in the Lonely Planet
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haha! looks like you don't really trust Lonely Planet... =)
Asilah is a very nice charming fishing town. its becoming more popular... I love it too... I am going there in July. I like everything there...no hassle no stress of Marrakech or Casablanca or Agadir...Its a place for honeymooners, lovers, artists, business travelers who are looking for real break...Lovely sunset, amazing sandy clean paradise beaches...fishing, walking on the beach and waves....relaxing...Living is not expensive in Asilah and local people are warm and friendly.
You have many places around where to go...Tangier, Chefchaouen is in the Rif Mountains is really nice little Andalucian town...Tetouan...
Naw, Lonely Planet rocks! They're great for finding your way around big cities. But they have a way of making the small, hidden places just a little less Lonely.
A little one-paragraph blurb in the Lonely Planet means that they've found a cool place that you should definitely check out. Now. Because in 5 years that place will be overrun with tourists!
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I totally agree with you, Lonely Planet rocks! It hapaned to me when i wanted to talk about Asilah. They like promoting big cities especially Marrakech, Casablanca, Rabat,... And i know why...Its promoting their own businesses...Since that i decided to avoid talking about Asilah in a site like that...There many websites that people really trust but unfortuntly there is always hidden marketing for their business. As a responsible traveler i prefer to empower the small little places and local people. The best way to know the country, the culture and the people...I dont wanna stay in 5 stars hotel with night club, swimming, bars, restaurants...in a big city..in this case its a waste of money because i do not get any experience from my holiday...The real travel is to meet local people, to know their culture, to make new friends, to learn the language and other new interesting stuff...
Many Tourism and travel companies promote responsible tourism and environmentally friendly travel but they have nothing to do with that..they do not support the local people with jobs, they do not care about the environment or the culture. They care only about one thing how to get more money with hidden marketing using social and environmental policy...So we have to be careful...
morocco is really good country, Marrakech is the most nice city to visit , also there is Ouarzazate (about 200KM /4h by bus). in Ouarzazate you can see the studios where "Kingthom of heavene", "Gladiator", "home of brave" body of lies" and others films was filmed, and also you can step up to the desert. at ouarzazate you can have fun quietly*.^
Morocco is booming now eveyone want to know about about Morocco and visit this country. All my friends are asking me about how to get there ...Morocco became a fashion now...
It's got to be Fes. Been there a few times with my friends for a few birthdays and we have all had a great time. There's loads of things to do. The Royal Palace and the Merenid Tombs were personal highlights. We stayed in a cool hotel central to most things and a riad on our second visit.
For anyone thinking of going to Morocco I must recommend this website with loads of good info - they have itineraries to look at as well Best of Morocco
Second for those who are interested is: Essaouira!
Great place by the sea
I have been to Morocco 4 times and still I love to visit it again and again. I still want to discover some places there.
I have been to few cities, towns and villages. My favourite city is absolutely Marrakech and around Marrakech like Ouarika valley. Whenever I visit Morocco I should visit Marrakech at least couple of days.
My second favourtie place is Esaouira. I have been there once during the Gnaoua Festival last year in 2007. It was amazing festival and amazing old town there.
I will in Marrakech on 2nd October for 1 week and be back again in November for couple of weeks.
Hey Morroco is a great place, and highly recommended a visit. When I have time a will post my blog on this site for now it sits here
Agadir is the best city in Morocco:Beaches,weather and people