ARGUABLY, Morocco “has it all.” A rich culture (blend of Arab, Berber, and other African and European influences), ancient history (inhabited since Paleolithic times), varied geography (from coastal beaches to agricultural plains to desert to high mountain ranges), and flavorful food.
So why haven’t I been? Well, that’s a complicated question. The closest I’ve gotten was when I was in Granada, Spain, in 2004. I was green then, an unseasoned traveler. Morocco barely registered on my map — I craved the comfort and familiarity of Western Europe. In short, adventure into such a distinctly different culture than my own Canadian one wasn’t appealing to me.
But now I know better, and I won’t pass up that opportunity again. Here are 30 reasons why Morocco is at the top of my list.