Berlitz Pocket Guide Morocco is the ultimate handy guide to this ancient, mysterious and breathtakingly beautiful country, with 144 pages combining authoritative narrative detail and stunning colour photography. The book begins with two inspirational features to help you explore: a rundown of Morocco's Top 10 Attractions, followed by an itinerary for a Perfect Tour of the country. An introduction to Morocco, giving you background information on its people, geography, climate and culture, is followed by a brief history, including a quick-reference Historical Landmarks timeline. Throughout the guide, colour feature boxes brief you on points of historical and cultural interest. The main section of the book is the Where to Go chapter, which leads you through the country; it starts in Tangier in the north, moves down the Atlantic coast to Rabat and Casablanca and then inland to the imperial cities of Meknes, Fez and Marrakech, where the medieval intricacies of the medinas go hand-in-hand with fashionable roof-top bars and chic renovated riads. The chapter then heads into the High Atlas, dotted with isolated Berber villages which seem virtually untouched by time. Finally we explore the popular seaside resorts of the southern Atlantic coast, including Essaouira and Agadir. Throughout the chapter, number dots link the sights to the handy maps on the cover flaps. Next, the What to Do chapter is a snapshot of ways to spend your spare time in Morocco, whether shopping in Marrakech, hiking in the High Atlas, camping in the desert or surfing on the Atlantic coast. You can read about the nightlife and entertainment available, get tips on how to haggle, and find out if there's a festival going on while you're visiting - this is a great opportunity to experience genuine Moroccan folk music and dance. The Eating Out chapter covers the country's exotic cuisine, describing what to eat, where to try it and what drinks are on offer, and includes a handy Menu Reader with all the words and phrases you will need while dining out. The chapter is followed by carefully chosen listings of Morocco's best Places to Eat. The final sections of the guide are the A-Z Travel Tips - covering all the practical information you'll need, from budgeting to health to transport - and listings of Morocco's best hotels, riads and resorts.
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