Friday, November 13, 2009

Morocco makes Lonely Planet's Top Ten

In Lonely Planet's latest edition of Best in Travel, Morocco features as one of the top ten destinations to visit in 2010.

LP's pic of tasty fare in Djemaa el-Fna

Other countries on the list of places just waiting to be visited are El Salvador, Germany, Greece, Malaysia, Nepal, New Zealand, Portugal, Suriname and the USA.

And why Morocco? LP has this to say:

"‘Hello, bonjour, salaam alaykum, labes?’ Street greetings sum up everything you need to know about Morocco in a word: it’s Berber and Arab, Muslim and secular, Mediterranean and African, worldly wise and welcoming. Morocco sees how the Middle East is portrayed via satellite news and the internet, and is as concerned with violent threats and abuses of power as anyone else in the modern world. But as you’ll see, most Moroccans are plenty busy working to get by, get their kids through school and greet the king’s planned 10 million visitors by 2010 with the utmost hospitality. Every visitor helps Moroccans realise these goals by creating new economic opportunities, and can make a Moroccan’s day by returning the greeting: ‘Hello, good day, may peace be upon you, are you happy?’"

See here for the full article.

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