Morocco

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    May 14, 2016 3:30 PM GMT
    I'm curious to know how much people know and what people think of my home country .... Morocco

    Could you put one thing you know about Morocco ?


    It could be positive or negative , it could be neutral.... GO

  • Destinharbor

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    May 14, 2016 4:37 PM GMT
    Exotic north African country just across from Spain. Great spicy food as the end of the spice trade route. Relatively liberal.
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    May 14, 2016 4:42 PM GMT
    Contrary to popular belief, Moroccan food is actually pretty mild, spice wise.

    We do use mixes of very interesting spices, but the end result is never spicy ( as in hot).

    It's Tunisia where the food is usually spicy, that's where the "Harissaa" originates ;)

  • May 14, 2016 9:58 PM GMT
    It's a really beautiful country with great food, scenery and people! The men there are sexy hot as hell icon_lol.gificon_smile.gif
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    May 14, 2016 10:41 PM GMT
    LOVED Casablanca and Marrakesh! Been quite a number of times!

    Casablanca is more modern, and is the financial centre of Morocco, where Marrakesh has more of the traditional outdoor markets (souks), and a LOT of them. The food is incredible too!

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    Sean
  • Nhlakz

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    May 14, 2016 10:48 PM GMT
    only african country that speaks spanish, not popular like other arab countries with jihadist.christiano ronaldo is romoured to b dating a mma fighter in ur country.
  • gymrat1

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    May 15, 2016 12:24 AM GMT
    One of my two favorite countries in the world........I've been to prolly fifty. Nicest people in the world. icon_biggrin.gif

  • May 15, 2016 2:53 AM GMT
    Saad22 saidI'm curious to know how much people know and what people think of my home country .... Morocco

    Could you put one thing you know about Morocco ?


    It could be positive or negative , it could be neutral.... GO

    Well, I went there many years ago and was welcomed by a very handsome young guy. We went to bed and then he took me home to meet his Ma!
  • Fireworkz

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    May 15, 2016 6:40 AM GMT
    Not much but I know plenty of people who have been to Marrakech.
    It's on my list of places to go to. I want to go surfing in Agadir also.
  • ursa_minor

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    May 15, 2016 9:04 AM GMT
    Went last August in Marrakech and enjoyed getting lost in the medina. The Majorelle blue manse is very wonderful. The architecture is a fresh contrast to your typical Roman one. The old Quran school Ben Youssef was most intricate.

    First time i've seen goats climb argan trees on my way to Essaouira. Upon reaching the coast it was a total change of architecture, as it was Portuguese. I had a 4-course meal (fish plate) for 10 euros, as part of the Essaouira trip.

    I was scared at first, since it was the first time i traveled alone, but the people were nice. At Jemaa el Fnaa, the souks can be very intimidating. I ended up buying a djellaba, some cute lanterns and a really cheap leather backpack for 35€.

    Looking forward to visit Chefchaouen next time. There were so many hookup invites back then but i was playing safe as it was against the law.

    I have yet to try the hammam, next time.
  • bro4bro

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    May 15, 2016 5:21 PM GMT
    Captain Renault: What in heaven's name brought you to Casablanca?

    Rick: My health. I came to Casablanca for the waters.

    Captain Renault: The waters? What waters? We're in the desert.

    Rick: I was misinformed.
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    May 15, 2016 6:09 PM GMT
    sorry negative on the Morocco; lots of undefined religions, political judicial systems

  • ASHDOD

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    May 15, 2016 8:57 PM GMT
    well being from Israel, half of the country came from Morocco [well maybe 35% but u get the pic] so , i know that Morocco is a kingdom where the king really rules, not a constitutional monarchy but a traditional one, the current king is Muhammad the 6 , in my city [who have a lot of people that came from there] there is a park named after his father Muhammad the 5 [ i used to work out there ,nice park] its a third world country so the economy is suffering from a lot of troubles, they speak French usually [not Spanish like another guy said, Spanish only in Tangier]


    Moroccan food is very knows in Israel ,kuskus ect.
    lots of tourists, i hear its a beautiful country, though unfortunately, some of it is sex tourism.
    some of the Sahara desert is in Morocco, and a part of it demands independence but Morocco dosen't agree.
    that a bit without goggling icon_smile.gif
  • FRE0

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    May 15, 2016 11:47 PM GMT
    I learned all about Morocco from seeing the movie "Casablanca".
  • trvlmscl

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    May 17, 2016 12:56 AM GMT
    I have a lot of respect for Morocco - they have an extremely ambitious renewable energy plan over the next couple decades. They just completed phase one of three thermal solar plants @ 160MW with two & three adding an additional 580MW.

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    May 17, 2016 2:20 PM GMT
    I hate to be superficial here, but Morocco has some of the best looking French-speaking men in the entire world. although they have a very distinct musky scent to them (it must be the spices that they eat). I love Marrakesh--the people, the food, shopping, etc.
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    May 17, 2016 4:19 PM GMT
    gymrat1 saidOne of my two favorite countries in the world........I've been to prolly fifty. Nicest people in the world. icon_biggrin.gif


    Really ? wow, how come it made it to your top 2 ?
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    May 17, 2016 4:20 PM GMT
    ursa_minor saidWent last August in Marrakech and enjoyed getting lost in the medina. The Majorelle blue manse is very wonderful. The architecture is a fresh contrast to your typical Roman one. The old Quran school Ben Youssef was most intricate.

    First time i've seen goats climb argan trees on my way to Essaouira. Upon reaching the coast it was a total change of architecture, as it was Portuguese. I had a 4-course meal (fish plate) for 10 euros, as part of the Essaouira trip.

    I was scared at first, since it was the first time i traveled alone, but the people were nice. At Jemaa el Fnaa, the souks can be very intimidating. I ended up buying a djellaba, some cute lanterns and a really cheap leather backpack for 35€.

    Looking forward to visit Chefchaouen next time. There were so many hookup invites back then but i was playing safe as it was against the law.

    I have yet to try the hammam, next time.


    You should, Chefchaouen to me is the most beautiful city in Morocco.

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    May 17, 2016 4:21 PM GMT
    bro4bro saidCaptain Renault: What in heaven's name brought you to Casablanca?

    Rick: My health. I came to Casablanca for the waters.

    Captain Renault: The waters? What waters? We're in the desert.

    Rick: I was misinformed.


    Actually , Casablanca is not in the desert at all. It's in the north-western part of Morocco, on the coast, with more of a mediterranean climate so Rick wasn't misinformed icon_smile.gif
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    May 17, 2016 4:24 PM GMT
    pellaz saidsorry negative on the Morocco; lots of undefined religions, political judicial systems



    I'm curious about what you mean by undefined religions ?
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    May 17, 2016 4:26 PM GMT
    Ashdod saidwell being from Israel, half of the country came from Morocco [well maybe 35% but u get the pic] so , i know that Morocco is a kingdom where the king really rules, not a constitutional monarchy but a traditional one, the current king is Muhammad the 6 , in my city [who have a lot of people that came from there] there is a park named after his father Muhammad the 5 [ i used to work out there ,nice park] its a third world country so the economy is suffering from a lot of troubles, they speak French usually [not Spanish like another guy said, Spanish only in Tangier]

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    Wow, really 35% ? I didn't imagine it to be that much. Do most of them still speak Moroccan Arabic , or has it been replaced by Hebrew ?
    I heard from my jewish friends that Moroccans in Isreal didn't have a great reputation and lived in somewhat poor conditions, is that true ?
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    May 17, 2016 4:36 PM GMT
    DOMINUS saidI hate to be superficial here, but Morocco has some of the best looking French-speaking men in the entire world. although they have a very distinct musky scent to them (it must be the spices that they eat). I love Marrakesh--the people, the food, shopping, etc.


    Uh-oh musky scent ? Maybe it's the traditional soap ?



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    May 17, 2016 7:07 PM GMT
    It's a great place if you know where to go ...and about the guys it's like any other country it has the handsome and the less handsome
    Reference : im moroccan
  • ASHDOD

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    May 17, 2016 9:08 PM GMT
    [quote][cite]Saad22 said[/cite]
    Ashdod saidwell being from Israel, half of the c......only in Tangier]

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    Wow, really 35% ? I didn't imagine it to be that much. .... somewhat poor conditions, is that true ?









    Israelis from Moroccan decent are such a large part of the population that they are part of all classes nowadays, when they arrived, mostly the poor and uneducated arrived here, the people with education and money went to France ,Canada ect. so they had a rough start, coming from an Arab country to Israel who was created mostly by European Jews with European education and costumes.
    there are a lot of complains about discrimination, a thing that was true in the past but not nowadays [thats my opinion ,others may think differently]

    anyway they influence on modern Israel is huge , food, music, culture, sports, politics and so on .

    just a small list from memory , treasure minister Moshe kahlon,Avi Gabay, min of environment,Arie Deree min of interior,David Azulay ,min of religion affairs,Miri Reger minister of culture and sport,and some vice ministers. the army chief of staff [ ''ramatkal''] Gad Aizenkot, and i can go on and on with politicians athletes,musicians actors and so on.
  • ASHDOD

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    May 17, 2016 9:10 PM GMT
    and of course, wikipedia

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moroccan_Jews