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Climate of Morocco – Weather of Morocco

Morocco is characterized by a Mediterranean climate that varies considerably according to the season and location. The extreme temperature ranges are moderated on the west and north coast by the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. The interior of Morocco is characterized by much more extreme variations; including, freezing temperatures and snow in the winter, and unbearable heat in the summer. The mountain ranges form another weather moderator, leaving the west much cooler than the east in the summer months. …

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Business Travel to Morocco

Most of our clients are coming to Morocco on vacation – looking for a trip of a lifetime! However, there are those who are coming to Morocco on business. Since Morocco is very close to Spain, many European companies have decided to invest in Morocco. Are you looking to travel to Morocco on business? Business Hotel Casablanca is the economic capital of Morocco, with most of the major companies doing business there. There are a number of great business hotels …

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Food – Morocco Cuisine

Overview: The flavourful cooking of Morocco enjoys a tradition of cuisine rich in spices. Women in the royal cities of Morocco have made cooking an art and a centre of social and community life. Moroccans will be quick to point out that the food found in homes is much better than that available in restaurants. Hosting here also far outshines many parts of the world. A meal would often start with a vast array of delicious dipping salads, from eggplant …

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Getting around Morocco

Overview: Private / Circuit Tour: Join one of our circuit tours of Morocco, with all transportation included. Rent a car or van: Rent a car for personal freedom to go traveling the country, or rent a van and driver for your group. By Train: Morocco has a fantastic train system, with connections between many of the major cities. Check www.oncf.ma for schedules and fares. Tickets can be purchased at the train station. By Bus: Some cities are not connected by …

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Moroccan Weddings

Overview: Marriage is an evolving institution in Morocco. With less and less arranged marriages, but remaining family involvement and social taboos in regards to dating, Morocco is a culture trying to live on both sides of a massive generation gap. While most young people now have the right to choose their own partners, many have little opportunity to meet or get to know members of the opposite sex. This leaves courtship in an awkward state of telephone dating or asking …

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Women In Morocco

Overview: Morocco is one of the leading countries in the Arab world in regards to women’s rights and freedoms. While there are still very definite gender gaps in culture, Morocco has made many significant reforms. In 2003, King Muhammad VI passed an historical family law called Mudawana. In it, he makes men and women jointly responsible for their homes, without the legal obligation for a woman to obey her husband. It makes it illegal for men and women to be …

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Medical Care

Overview: Medical care is generally substandard; however, private medical care is available in most cities. While the health system has been making improvements to health standards in Morocco, there remain huge problems in the system. The challenge is to increase human and material resources and access to health care, despite socio-economic constraints. King Mohammad VI has been involved in initiatives to create health care access in rural areas of for the poor. Health Advice: Drink bottled water and avoid ice …

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Education

Overview: STRUCTURE OF SCHOOL SYSTEM Primary Education: Age level: 6-12 Length: 6 years Fundamental Secondary Education: Age level: 12-15 Length: 3 years General Secondary [letters, sciences, or maths]: Age level: 15-18 Length: 3 years Diploma: Baccalauréat Alternative: Technical Secondary: Diploma: Baccalauréat Technique Higher Education: Higher education is offered by public universities, technical schools, engineering schools and teacher-training schools. There are also institutions that specialize in professional training for science, technology, law, economics, administration, and social sciences. Morocco has about 230,000 …

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