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Morocco is just another place

Reader comment on item: Morocco: Sahara to the Sea

Submitted by somebody (Morocco), Jun 2, 2007 at 05:09

If you plan to visit Morocco any time soon, then sitting in a five star hotel, sipping green tea and eating 'melwi' is the wrong thing to do. And if your plans include exploring moroccan culture and tradition, then Marrakech is about the last place you want to be in. True, it is a very popular destination, just like Fez, just like Rabat, just like Casablanca and Tangier. However...
These cities have as much tradition to offer you as does New York's urban life, Toronto's rush hour Trafic, and France's undersized flats. Where is Morocco then?

Well, if you want to find out, rent yourself a Land Rover. Or any car that can make it through dust and sand, hot weather and snow, water and pebble filled sideroads. Then buy yourself a road map, in case you get lost. Then, simply, aim to be lost! There, you find yourself face to face with one of the most superb moments of your life: freedom! Avoid tollways. Avoid large highways. Seek the suburbs with their inexplicable beauty and endless possibilities. See a mountain? Drive towards it. Get away from the masses, look for unpopulated beaches, empty deserts, seek solitude. That, is about the best thing you can get for your money. Explore mountains. Have barbecues in the Forest. And remember to have a baseball bat on you, for protection: you never know. And, should you, by accident, come across some Moroccans, then these shall offer you the true traditions and customs of Morocco. The farther away from cities you are, the truer these customs and traditions shall be. That is better shot at exploring Morocco than what you get from making of yourself prey to the vicious fake-guides that seek what's in your pockets and deliver you plenty of blabla wrapped in a bunch of nonsense....

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