The Strait of Gibraltar is a narrow strait that connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea…it is also what separates Morocco from Spain…spanning roughly seven (7) miles.
Morocco is composed mainly of Arabs and Berbers or a mixture of the two and some segments of the population are descendants of refugees from Spain and Portugal who fled from the Reconquista, the Christian reconquest of the Iberian Peninsula that spanned until the 15th century.
The capital of Morocco is Rabat, while its largest city is Casablanca. Other major cities include Marrakesh, Tangier, Tetouan and Nador.
The currency spent there is the Moroccan Dirham (MAD), while the language spoken is Arabic and Tamazight, however, the official language used for business is Spanish and French.
Morocco is famous for its mud baths and souks (markets), where you can get virtually everything…from spices to fabric and jewellery.
The main Moroccan dish most people are familiar with is couscous, the old national delicacy. Beef is the most commonly eaten red meat in Morocco, usually eaten in a tagine with a wide selection of vegetables. Chicken is also very commonly used in tagines, or roasted.
There are varying accommodation types available, ranging from the budget friendly to the extravagant…you decide.
For Nigerian passport holders who wish to visit Morocco, you will require a visa, which can be processed at the Moroccan Embassy in Abuja.
The wonderland awaits you…Morocco awaits you!