Morocco is a North African country that has a coastline on both the North Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.
It has borders with Western Sahara to the south, Algeria to the east and the Spanish North African territories of Ceuta and Melilla on the Mediterranean coast in the north. It is just across the Strait of Gibraltar from Gibraltar.
Morocco's long struggle for independence from France ended in 1956. The internationalized city of Tangier was turned over to the new country that same year. Morocco virtually annexed Western Sahara during the late 1970s, and even though the status of the territory remains unresolved, the government is trying to conceal this, e.g. on all maps in Morocco, Western Sahara is drawn as an integrated part of the country. (more)
Morocco's long struggle for independence from France ended in 1956. The internationalized city of Tangier was turned over to the new country that same year. Morocco virtually annexed Western Sahara during the late 1970s, and even though the status of the territory remains unresolved, the government is trying to conceal this, e.g. on all maps in Morocco, Western Sahara is drawn as an integrated part of the country.
Gradual political reforms in the 1990s resulted in the establishment of a bicameral legislature in 1997, although the king still possesses the actual political power. The press is relatively free, although clampdowns have occurred following criticism of the authorities or articles concerning the Western Sahara situation.
The voltage in Morocco is generally 220 V, and outlets will fit the two-pin plug known as the Europlug. It's probably the most commonly used international plug, found throughout continental Europe and parts of the Middle East, as well as much of Africa, South America, Central Asia and the former Soviet republics. Europlugs are included in most international plug adapter kits.
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This was one of my favorite trips..prior to the unsettled world...I went solo...amazing...high atlas moutains...weddings marrekesh markets...desert...riding camels...met two older secretaries..from NJ...they kept telling me I was like a bee to honey...never understood what they were talking about till I was older....shieks..sending me flowers from the pool.....movie producers lounging...riding the donkey through the village to the christian church..winston churchill.....favorite hotel...endless memories..vivid country ..too bad our world is so different!
Went there for my 40th Birthday. Loved it all...
Be sure to bring your own wash cloths to European countries AND those that were once occupied - wash cloths are considered personal and are not provided by hotels.
Loved to watch the people...see BMW sharing the road with a donkey and cart or a camel.
People of Morocco want to be like us and I kept telling them they do not want to be like us...stay the way you are...where family is the focus and not material wealth. They ate simple food, prepared by hand - healthier. They made family and friends more important than wealth - happier.
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I was totin' my pack along the long dusty Winnemucca road,
When along came a semi with a high an' canvas-covered load.
"If you're goin' to Winnemucca, Mack, with me you can ride."
And so I climbed into the cab and then I settled down inside.
He asked me if I'd seen a road with so much dust and sand.
And I said, "Listen, I've traveled every road in this here land!"
I've been everywhere, man.
I've been everywhere, man.
Crossed the desert's bare, man.
I've breathed the mountain air, man.
Of travel I've had my share, man.
I've been everywhere.
I've been to:
Reno, Chicago, Fargo, Minnesota,
Buffalo, Toronto, Winslow, Sarasota,
Wichita, Tulsa, Ottawa, Oklahoma,
Tampa, Panama, Mattawa, La Paloma,
Bangor, Baltimore, Salvador, Amarillo,
Tocapillo, Baranquilla, and Perdilla, I'm a killer.
I've been to:
Boston, Charleston, Dayton, Louisiana,
Washington, Houston, Kingston, Texarkana,
Monterey, Faraday, Santa Fe, Tallapoosa,
Glen Rock, Black Rock, Little Rock, Oskaloosa,
Tennessee, Hennessey, Chicopee, Spirit Lake,
Grand Lake, Devils Lake, Crater Lake, for Pete's sake.
I've been to:
Louisville, Nashville, Knoxville, Ombabika,
Schefferville, Jacksonville, Waterville, Costa Rica,
Pittsfield, Springfield, Bakersfield, Shreveport,
Hackensack, Cadillac, Fond du Lac, Davenport,
Idaho, Jellico, Argentina, Diamantina,
Pasadena, Catalina, see what I mean-a.
I've been to:
Pittsburgh, Parkersburg, Gravelbourg, Colorado,
Ellensburg, Rexburg, Vicksburg, Eldorado,
Larimore, Admore, Haverstraw, Chatanika,
Chaska, Nebraska, Alaska, Opelika,
Baraboo, Waterloo, Kalamazoo, Kansas City,
Sioux City, Cedar City, Dodge City, what a pity.
Great time to be here during an Arab-Israel war. Due to a misadventure in France by my ex-wife, I arrived broke, lost and really needing the American Express office to be open. It wasn't. Spent the first night in a $1.75 hotel room that was worth every penny since I found a used razor blade to sleep with.
After getting back on track and my ex-wife and son in from Spain, we spent a couple of days in a remote hotel along the King's beach on the Atlantic and then headed for the Rif Mountains to stay with our sharif friend and his family. I took a wrong turn going back to Tangier and ended up in Oran Algeria. Never saw a border marker.