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Marvel at the Natural Beauty of Tatacoa Desert, Colombia.

n the northern Hulia region of Colombia is the second most arid region of Colombia, the Tatacoa Desert. Spreading over an area of 330 square kilometres, the desert consists of grey and orche soil dotted with cactuses.

Travel to the Capital City of Managua, Nicaragua

The capital of Nicaragua, Managua is a sprawling city with a perfect location. The city has been revamped after the earthquake of 1972. There are several beautiful buildings especially the New Cathedral that is worth visiting. There are also a few ruins in the city that stand till today as a reminder of the earthquake.

Travel to the Colonial City of Santa Ana, El Salvador

One of the most important cities of El Salvador, Santa Ana offers good amenities for its residents as well as visitors. The city has a colonial touch to it with several old buildings and also a Gothic cathedral. The city is a good base for exploring the western parts of El Salvador.

Relax and have fun with Water Sports in the Island of Utila, Honduras

Utila is located off the coast of Honduras in the west of the Caribbean Sea. It is the third smallest island of the Honduras Bay Islands. The locals on the island are friendly and always ready to help people. The island has been ranked as one of the best diving destinations in the Caribbean.

Adrenaline Rush with Treks & Hot Springs at the Cabanaconde Peru

The town of Cabanaconde is known as the gateway to the Colca Canyon. Visitors can find a number of options for day-hiking and also 7-10 days long trek from Cabanaconde. The treks take you along the canyons, different peaks and waterfalls. The Colca Canyon is known to be deeper than the Grand Canyon but is far less explored.

Relax with the beaches and sights of Cabo Polonia Rocha, Uruguay

Along the Atlantic Coast of Uruguay is the small village of Cabo Polonio Rocha Uruguay. The village is quite a popular destination especially during the summers. The village has some nice beaches and there is also a colony of sea lions and seals. During the months of October and November people come to the village for whale watching.

Crescentrating's Pick of 8 Destinations to spend your Ramadan Holidays in 2013

Ramadan is a month of fasting, prayers, charity and bonding. For those who are planning to spend the Ramadan away from home, last year we covered 10 destinations in "Ramadan Holidays -10 Destinations to Spend in 2012".  Here are 8 more destinations to look at this year in addition to the 10 destinations we listed last year.  

Travel to the Volcanic Crater Lake of Laguna de Apoyo, Nicaragua

One of the best places for swimming and the largest volcanic crater lake of Nicaragua, Laguna de Apoyo is an amazing place to visit. The Laguna de Apoyo has been declared as a nature reserve and is among the protected areas of Nicaragua. A number of people visit the lake for its dark coloured beaches, clean blue waters and exciting water sports.

Connect back with Nature amidst the wildlife of the Amazon Rainforest, Peru

Spanning from the east of the Andes in Peru to the borders of the Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil and Bolivia are the Peruvian Amazon rainforests. Rich in wildlife and home to several indigenous communities, the Amazon rainforests in Peru attract a number of visitors. The Amazon covers almost 60% of the territory of Peru.

Explore the Ancient Ruins at Aguas Calientes, Peru

Aguas Calientes now known as Machu Picchu Pueblo is a small town located close to the valley of Machu Picchu. The town is the gateway to the ruins of Inca in Machu Picchu. There is nothing much to see in the town and most visitors use it as a stopover for exploring the ruins and avoiding the rush of day-trippers. If you spend the night in Aguas Calientes, you can catch the first bus to the ruins and stay atop the mountain till late afternoon.

  • Morocco Overview

    The birth country of Ibn Battuta, Morocco is a mesmerizing place to visit located in North Africa. The Islamic expansion in the country began in the seventh century and since then Morocco has seen a lot of changes at the political end. Predominantly a Muslim country, Morocco is a beautiful…
  • Tangier Morocco

    The hometown of Ibn Battuta, Tangier is located in northern Morocco at the western entrance to the Strait of Gibraltar where the Mediterranean and the Atlantic Ocean meet. The acclaimed traveler was born to a Berber Muslim family in 1304 and set out on his journey from Tangier in 1325.…
  • The Ancient Walled City - Fez, Morocco

    Famously known as the ancient walled city, Fez is often compared to Jerusalem. The medieval capital of Morocco, Fez is where Ibn Battuta returned to in 1349 after Hajj. He then left Fez again to visit the lands of Niger across the Sahara Desert. The city was founded in 790…
  • The Ruins of a Charming City - Sijilmasa, Morocco

    Ibn Battuta set out in the autumn of 1351, leaving Fez and traveling across the High Atlas Mountains, to arrive at Sijilmasa. The city was located in present day southeastern Morocco, the ruins of which can be found along the river Ziz in the Tafilalt oasis. The city served as…
  • Couscous, Souks & the Hillside - Visit Taza, Morocco

    A seemingly sleepy city, Taza is an interesting stopover. After departing from Sardinia, Ibn Battuta traveled across Tenes, Tlemcen before reaching Taza in Morocco. This lovely hillside city is located in the northern part of Morocco and is about 120Km from Fez.

  • Travel to Erg Chebbi Sand Dunes

    Adventure Time at the Sahara Dessert with Sand Adventure at Erg Chebbi Sand Dunes, Morocco Located close to the Algerian border towards the south east of Morocco are the Erg Chebbi Sand Dunes. The unusual natural formation and the plateau with black stones appeal visitors. The dunes can easily be visited…
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Morocco Info

ADMINISTRATIVE CAPITAL: Rabat

COMMERCIAL CAPITAL: Casablanca

GEOGRAPHY

A mountainous North African country sharing boarders with Algeria, Mauritania and Spain Morocco owns a land area of 446,550km² and a coastline closer to 1835 km's.

DEMOGRAPHY

A population of close to 32.5 Million. Muslims account for about 99% of the population.

CLIMATE

At morocco Temperature ranges based on the season, Summer average will be around 38°C (100.4°F) While winter average temperature will come down to 21°C (69.8°F). In mountainous areas like Atlas range tend to have minus values throughout most of the year. Northern Morocco experience Rain and a wet season during winter while certain areas at south will be cold and dry.

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

Arabic and Amazigh are the two official languages. French ,Spanish and Engllish are considerd the main foreign languages.

LOCAL TIME

GMT +0:00

BUSINESS HOURS

Government: 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM
General: 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM

HOLIDAYS
New year's Day : January 1st
Proclamation of Independence : January 11th
Labour Day : May 1st
Enthronement : July 30th
Qued Ed-Dahab Day : Augest 14th
Revolution of the king and the people : Augest 20th
Green March : November 6th
Independence Day : November 18th

Based on the lunar calandar:
Muharram 1st
Birth of the Prophet  Muhammad
Id-ul-Fitr
Id-ul-Adha

CURRENCY

Moroccan Dirham

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

Police: 117
Medical/Fire: 15

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