People, food and culture
Morocco’s location in north west Africa, a short sea journey from Europe, lends itself to influences by many major powers over centuries. This melting pot of cultures and customs has resulted in the Moroccan people of the 21st century; a modern and progressive Islamic nation with a friendly, welcoming embrace of its locals and foreigners alike. With a history as intricate and varied as Morocco’s, it has developed a cultural offering that is both rich and exciting. Whether it’s the artistic influences found in Tangier, the medieval streets and buildings of ancient Fez, the laid back towns along the Atlantic coast or the nomadic people in the desert towns and villages around the Sahara, the culture of Morocco is hard to define yet easy to find. Given the country’s diverse background, it goes without saying that its cuisine is a eclectic as its history. One of the most popular ones is Tagine, which is a slow cooked Moroccan stew. Harisa is another unique tomato-based dish with lentils and chickpeas, a must-try healthy vegetarian option! For all the hummus and couscous lovers out there, it doesn’t get better to have an authentic taste of these dishes than in the place they were created!