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10 Interesting facts about Morocco

We think this the Marrocan country has a lot to offer to the people and the turists that come here every year. Here are Some facts about Morocco that maybe you did not know, and like always, expect to be surprized by other cultures and countries, not only Morocco. So here we go:

 

 

Morocco owns the biggest ski slope of all Africa and it’s located in Oukaïmeden, in the high Atlas, 46 miles away from the imperial city of Marrakech.

 

 

The second university most expensive and prestigious of Africa is located in the city of European style, Ifrane, in the Moroccan middle Atlas. His name is Al-Akhawayn and was largely funded by King Fahd of Saudi Arabia from an endowment intended for the cleanup of an oil spill off the coast of Morocco. The cleanup was never realized as the wind blew the oil spill away and the endowment was used to create the university.

 

 

As in many Muslim countries, Moroccan pharmacies are represented with a half-moon instead of a cross as in the western countries.

 

 

The typical red-hat seen in many movies, cartoons and comics, today is a symbol of Morocco. The hat also called “fez” or “tarbush” is originally from the city of Fez and it’s weared only by men.

 

 

There are still nomadic families roaming the desert of Sahara living the ancient traditions. They travel abroad Morocco with their tents and camels, their most valuable goods. A camel trek in Morocco is valued in 2,000 euros. A nomadic family can get more than 40 animals! Imagine that?

 

 

When serving tea, the typical drink in Morocco, Moroccans serve the tea from the teapot letting it fall from a big height, creating at the moment of impact with the glass (filled with sugar and mints) a sort of foam. It’s a tradition and a sign of good education.

 

 

The salute with the left hand is a symbol of poor education, in general, in all the Muslim countries since the left hand is used for cleansing and hygiene. The right one is used to receive, greet and eat. It’s incredible but, many soldiers from the U.S. army were attacked by nomadic tribes for raising the left hand to greet (of course because they were grabbing the weapon with the right one).

 

 

Kissing and other acts of love are prohibited in public. These acts are reserved for home privacy.

 

 

In the past (as we saw in the Disney stories like “the thousand and one nights”) houses in Morocco and many Arabic countries, they were all raised at the same height. This is because in the terraces of the houses, the women take off the djellabas (robes) and expose naked parts of the body. The houses are all same height so that no one can spy on the neighbor.

 

 

It is the Arab countries, it’s normal to see men holding hands, or see a group of friends embracing each other walking down the street. These are symbols of friendship and nothing related to homosexuality.

 

Do you know any other exciting interesting facts about Morocco? Please let us know in the comments below.

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