Eric Watson

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    • Organization:Virikson Morocco Holidays
    • Area of Expertise:Travel and Tourism

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    Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 9:14 AM [General]
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    With the beautiful landscapes, High Atlas Mountains, Striking resorts, sandy beaches and wonderful Barber villages, Morocco is truly a blessed country and has become the top priority of tourists from all over the world. Due to its amazing sites for discovery, visitors come along their families to spend their morocco holidays and bind up some memorable traveling experiences with them to their homelands. In recent few years, morocco has developed and now is at the edge of becoming the number one tourist’s attraction in the world. Some of the most beautiful places are enlisted below that should be visited while visiting morocco.

    1- Djemaa-el-Fna, Marrakesh:

    In the busiest and ancient city, also hold the title of 1000 years antiquity, Marrakesh has a beautiful central square market which is known as Jemaa-el-Fna or Djemaa-el-Fna. It is the most famous and ancient market of the red city, Marrakesh. In the evening, this market presents the view of lighting ground with stars where many acrobats, artists, and snake charmers show their magical tricks to amuse local as well as the international visitors.
    2- Almoravid Koubba, Marrakesh:
    One of the oldest building falls in the list of top tourist attraction because of its ancient history of 12th century and Almoravid style of its architecture. With the beautifully carved cedar ceiling and cultural motives, if green lined palm trees, this ancient building was used in the past for Muslim prayers while the adjacent mosques are no longer exist there.

    3- Todra Gorge, Toudgha El Oulia:
    In the eastern part of the High Atlas Mountains, Todra Gorge is a canyon near the beautiful town of morocco, Tinerhir. Dedas River and todra are both neighboring and this canyon stretches for 40 kilometers, and most of its part is the most striking and specular and worth visit in morocco holidays. Most of the local villagers live in this place and often seen near the Dedas river.
    Here the canyon contracts to a flat cliff track, in places as little as 10 meters widespread, with pure and smooth rock walls up to 160 meters high on each side of the canyons of Todra. The tiny glacier stream passing through this place is something of an oddity, the river which once filled the gorge must have carried a lot more water. This place is one of the most beautiful and warm where many treks in their holidays

    4- Bahia Palace, Marrakesh:

    In Marrakesh, the Bahia palace is also another beautiful place, an ancient monument that is covered in the eight hectares of ground and maintained with a big green garden. Surrounded by arches, and decorated with decorated tiles, this palace is an amazing site in Marrakesh.

    5- Melilla la Vieja

    A very beautiful and large fortress which stands in the north of port Melilla, constructed during the 16th and 17th centuries, most of the portion is recently restored by the fortress authorities. The beautiful and large fortress covers many of Melilla's most significant historical sites and some other historical buildings like the Church of the Conception, an archaeological museum, a military gallery, and a series of caves, tunnels in use since Phoenician times.

    6- Hassan II Mosque:
    Hassan II mosque or Grande Mosque Hassan II is a beautiful mosque in Casablanca, the modern city of Morocco. The largest mosque in Morocco and also ranked as the 13th largest in the world with the minaret of 210 meters, also known as the world tallest Minaret of the mosque, Completed in 1993.
    The design of this mosque was designed by Michel Pinseau and built by Bouygues in Casablanca.
    Giving the most beautiful oceanic views, this mosque stands on a promontory location where worshippers can pray over the sea but there is no cut-glass floor watching into the sea. A maximum number of 105,000 worshippers can gather together for prayer however 25,000 inside the mosque hall and 80,000 people on the mosque's outside grounds. Morocco is a truly blessed country with a lot of beautiful places where many seek to solve its mysterious locations and want to discover more of its area.

    Morocco Rises To The Top of Gastronomic Destinations

    Saturday, February 25, 2017, 8:02 AM [General]
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    The very popular tajine, flagship of Morocco.

    Known for its aromas, spices and the hospitality of its inhabitants, this destination of North Africa is increasingly coveted for its cuisine. An art intimately linked to the history and customs of the country.

    Moroccan cooking has become one of the attractions of the chérifin Kingdom, which has just been declared the second country for its gastronomy by the British site Worlds, which collects the opinions of travelers. All boast the variety of dishes, which come from many different backgrounds and influences. It reflects, in reality, the complex history of a country and the different populations that have lived there. Between the spices brought by the Arabs, the dates, and cereals imported by the Bedouin nomads of the desert and the couscous which includes sub-Saharan, Jewish and even Asian colors ... A multitude of influences has given birth to an extremely rich cuisine, also its imprints in Turkish cultures (importers of the famous mechoui) and Andalusian. Indeed, after the Arab-Muslim conquests of the seventh century, the Moors (commonly called Muslims) left Andalusia, bringing to Morocco holidays their inheritance.


    The richness of Moroccan cuisine also comes from an ancestral know-how, which has always known how to go through the generations. Moreover, there are tricks of grandmothers who used to preserve food. They invented then the smen, a rancid butter based on salt and oregano, recognized by its pronounced taste; The khlii, spiced dried meat originating in Fez that is found in all homes. Finally, the Argan oil-based amlou, this fortified served at breakfast as a spread. Since then, this kitchen is exclusively the domain of women. Most of them do not read cookbooks and do not follow specific dosages. They reproduce the gestures of their mother and grandmother. And it is precisely this personalization of the preparations that gives this infinite number of variations, appearances for the same dish. Thus, a couscous will never resemble another.

    Traditionally, the meal starts with raw or cooked salads or cold vegetable purées. The dishes often mix the sweet-salty, with meat and fish seasoned with cinnamon, saffron, ginger or coriander. Finally, the pastries reveal the aromas of orange blossom and honey, usually served with a mint tea.

    But, unlike the English and their tea-time, Moroccans drink tea at any time, for any occasion, to welcome a host or simply to quench their thirst. This tradition of mint tea is not the most ancestral, it did not arrive until the middle of the eighteenth century in the British cargoes.

    Between urban cuisine and gastronomy


    Moroccan cuisine consists of inexpensive products. Spices, herbs and floral waters can transform any dish into a feast. For some years, specialists have wanted to give this simple a priori food a gourmet cachet, prized by gourmets. The three-star chef Yannick Alleno has also managed to modernize Moroccan dishes in the very luxurious Royal Mansour Hotel in Marrakech. The creator of MarrakChef, Ludovic Antoine, wanted, on his side, to bring Moroccan gastronomy to the international scene, through competitions also organized in Marrakech. In Paris, the chef Fatéma Hal makes his cuisine show in his restaurant "Mansoura": "It is a very rich universe. Between a cooking sometimes regional, sometimes bourgeois city, passing by that of the poor so rich in taste. Moreover, the cuisine of the street is of interest to tourists, while that of large cities unveils the secrets of a country that has not finished astonishing. The micro climate also brings product quality, between sun and freshness. Morocco  offers a richness and diversity in its dishes, its ancestral techniques. The cuisine of the street interests the tourist and that of the imperial cities unveils the secrets of a country that has not finished surprisingly.


    The recipe of the sweet pastille with the sesame of Fatéma Hal


    Preparation: 45 min. cooking time: 30 min.

    Ingredients for 4 servings: 250 g sesame seeds, 500 g ground almonds, 175 g honey, 250 g caster sugar, 150 g butter, 10 brick leaves, 1 tablespoon groundnut oil And 1 tablespoon of orange blossom.

    For filling: grill the sesame seeds in an oiled pan, crush them crude (without mashed them) and pour into a bowl. Melt the butter in a small saucepan. Brown the almonds in the same skillet, crush them, add them to the sesame seeds, as well as sugar, orange blossom, 2 tablespoons of honey and mix.

    For the pie: turn on the oven at 150 ° C (theorem 5). In a buttered turner, lay 6 sheets of brick overlapping them, after having brushed them with butter with a brush. Place the almond stuffing in the middle and close the pie by folding the leaves towards the center. Butter the remaining leaves and cover the stuffing to close the pie.

    Cooking: slide the pastille in the oven and cook for about 30 minutes. Remove from the oven, sprinkle immediately with honey and serve hot or cold.

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