Useful informations about Morocco
Useful informations about Morocco
Marrakech4you give you some informations on Morocco to get to know the country a bit before reaching it, entry requirements, location, climate, currency, religion, language, ethnicity, food.
Morocco is a constitutional monarchy with an elected parliament. The King of Morocco has broad executive powers, with the possibility of dissolving the parliament and government and military conduct, as well as other powers. The opposition political parties are allowed and several have been submitted to the elections in recent years.
It is separated from Europe by 14 km, called the Strait of Gibraltar. Its neighboring countries are: Algeria to the east (the Algerian border has been closed since 1994), on the southern Mauritania and northern Spain, with whom he has strong trade ties and shares both sea and land borders.
DOCUMENTATION TO ENTER MOROCCO
PASSPORT AND VISA
To enter Morocco is required passport in good condition, a day and at least 3 months validity. Visas : All foreigners must have visas except for:
For three months: European Union , Argentina , Mexico , United States.
Nationals of Andorra , Algeria , Bahrain , Brazil , Bulgaria , Chile , Congo , Ivory Coast, Croatia, Philippines, Guinea, Iceland, Indonesia, Korea, Kuwait, Libya, Liechtenstein, Mali, Monaco, New Zealand, Niger, Norway, Oman, Peru, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Venezuela for stays of up to three months.
Hong Kong nationals for stays of up to 30 days. The transit passengers continuing their journey by the same or first flight within 24 hours, with documentation to track your journey or return home, and do not leave the airport.
The official language is classical Arabic and Berber, but will surprise the many languages spoken, not official, but they speak Moroccan Arabic, the French and the Spanish especially in the north.
A majority of more than 98 % practice Islam ( Sunni ) and a small Christian and Jewish minority.
The climate varies as the geography of the country, the coast has a warm Mediterranean climate, tempered on the eastern coast by southwest winds, making it a paradise for surfers, inside the climate is hot, dry and continental.
The south of the country is very hot and dry for most of the year, with the cold nights in the months of December and January. The rainy season on the coast is from November to March . Summer temperatures are very high and is quite dry. The weather is cooler in the mountains.
The dirham ( DH ) is the official currency of Morocco, which is divided into 100 cents.
Approximate relations are: 1 dirham = 0.10 Euro 1 Euro = 10.10 dirhams tickets are for: 200 DH 100 DH 50 DH and 20 DH. The coins in use are : 10 DH, 5 DH, 1 DH, DH 0.50, 0.05 DH. Money exchange : not forget that the dirham can not even import or export, therefore, the acquisition of this and other currencies change is possible only within Morocco.
Gather in a refined vegetables and fruits impregnated sun, spices, delicate fish and savory meats… An extraordinary cuisine famous worldwide, varied, rich and healthy. Here are the main Moroccan dishes that you must try out over a Mint tea is served to soothe, revive, tone, is drunk in the morning, after meals, at any time. It is a pleasure ever not rejected.
Probably the most famous dish of our cuisine. Is the traditional family lunch on Friday, but you can find every day in restaurants. It consists of steamed semolina accompanied by vegetables, meat, chicken or fish. Throughout the trip, enjoy thousand different Couscous, as they vary by region and the creativity of the cook.
This word refers to the continent while earthenware dish decorated with typical conical lid – and content – ragout of meat, chicken or fish and vegetable stews. As the Couscous, there are also a thousand recipes, all delicious. Try and understand that the Tajine is the Moroccan national dish.
Lamb roasted on grill or bake very slowly. The meat is so tender it melts in your mouth.
A thin pastry stuffed with pigeon and almonds. It is the famous ” sweet salt ” Moroccan. There are also variants with fish, chicken, and even pudding for dessert.
At the entrance to a souk, in a square on the edge of a road, are prepared before your eyes – the delicious authentic kebabs. A cheap and quick treat .
As the sun sets, the fast is broken ( F’tour ) with rich and flavourful Harira ( a soup with meat, lentils and chickpeas), the Beghrir ( honeycomb pancakes served with melted butter and honey) and Shebbakia ( cakes fried in oil and coated with honey). This “light” snack lets wait for the real dinner, which takes place later, at night.
Honey cakes, Pill, Kaab Ghzal ( gazelle horns ), Feqqas with almonds, raisins, almonds Ghoriba with Sesame delights… the list is endless.