Morocco

A fish market in Tangiers Morocco

Tangiers fish market

Posts on Morocco by Kyle the Vagabond:

Overview:

The gateway between the European and African continent, Morocco is a historical melting pot of civilizations. Adventures abound from the expansive coastline to the top of the snow-capped Atlas mountains, while in between, colorful carpet-infused markets and magical seaside towns make Morocco teem with excitement and romance.

Currency:

Dirham; Exchange Rate: $1 = 8.44 Dirham (August 5, 2010). For more currency conversion info visit xe.com

When to Go:

Don’t let the  fact that Morocco is a part of Africa fool you…it can get real cold here. The Atlas mountains can have snow until July, and even nights in the southern regions can get chilly. Summertime can bring oppressive heat in the inland regions, although it is tempered somewhat on the coast.  Spring and autumn are the best bets, when temperatures are moderate and the air more comfortable.

The Vagabond’s Personal Top Picks:

1. Relax by the sea in Asilah

An easy daytrip from Tangiers, whitewashed buildings sit serenely on the coast. Time passes slow in this laidback town.

2. Get lost in the medina, Tangiers

Impossibly narrow corridors lead to leagues of vendors and hole in the wall shops in this old part of the city.

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