Tailor made holidays: Morocco has an 'immediate and enduring fascination'
Tailor made holidays to Morocco hold an "enduring fascination" for Western travellers, because the country seems distant and unfamiliar from Europe.
This is despite geographically being extremely close to the continent, according to a writer for travel advice website Rough Guides.
In an article introducing the North African country, the writer suggests that the country's past, which is "deeply traditional" and Islamic, is 'unfamiliar' for people from Western Europe.
"For Westerners, Morocco holds an immediate and enduring fascination. Though just an hour's ride on the ferry from Spain, it seems at once very far from Europe, with a culture – Islamic and deeply traditional – that is almost wholly unfamiliar," she said.
"Throughout the country, despite the years of French and Spanish colonial rule and the presence of modern and cosmopolitan cities like … a more distant past constantly makes its presence felt."
People travelling Morocco may wish to visit the famous souks, which are markets particular to the Arab world.