Moon Morocco (Travel Guide) (Paperback)

By Lucas Peters

Moon Travel, 9781631211577, 488pp.

Publication Date: October 25, 2016

List Price: 22.99*
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Description

Grand imperial cities, calm desert oases, Mediterranean beaches, and ancient history: experience an incredible crossroads of culture with Moon Morocco. Inside you'll find:
  • Flexible itineraries including one week in Marrakesh, retreats to Fez, Casablanca, and the Sahara, mountain excursions, and the four-week best of Morocco
  • Strategic advice for history and culture buffs, beachgoers, adventure junkies, and more
  • Top sights and unique experiences: Cook your own traditional tajines in a restored riad, or treat yourself to world-class French cuisine. Trek the soaring peaks and jaw-dropping valleys of Morocco's four mountain ranges (by foot, or by mule!), or relax on miles of idyllic beaches. Sip refreshing mint tea and destress with a customary hammam, challenge your bartering skills at a busy souk, or explore one of Morocco's nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • How to experience Morocco like an insider, support local and sustainable businesses, avoid crowds, and respectfully engage with the culture
  • Insight from Morocco expert Lucas Peters on where to eat, how to get around, and where to stay
  • Full-color, vibrant photos and detailed maps throughout
  • Reliable background on the landscape, climate, history, government, and cultural customs and etiquette, plus useful tips on public transportation, car and bike rentals, and air travel
  • Handy tools including Darija and French phrasebooks, visa information, and accommodations, and travel tips for families, seniors, travelers with disabilities, and LGBTQ travelers
With Moon Morocco's practical advice and local know-how, you can plan your trip your way.

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About the Author

Having spent the better part of ten years living in different parts of Europe and the U.S., Lucas M. Peters thought it was time for a change. In 2009, he took a job in Morocco teaching literature and composition at a college in a small town atop the Middle Atlas Mountains outside of Fez. When his plane landed he found that all of his luggage was lost. Two weeks later his luggage was returned, but Lucas had already had to shop at the local markets for food, clothing and other basic necessities without speaking a word of the local dialect. His unexpected immersion in Moroccan life made him fall in love with the country.

Over the next six years, Lucas traveled throughout Morocco, from the date groves of the Sahara to the fishing villages along the Atlantic Coast. He's dined at Rick's Café in Casablanca, caught a ride on the Marrakesh Express, gotten lost in the labyrinthine maze of the Fez medina, and followed the Beats in Tangier. Along the way, he picked up some of the language, made a few friends, and married his wife, a Tanjaioua from Tangier.

Today, Lucas lives in Paris with his wife and son. Together, they continue to explore Morocco: the small towns dotting the national roads, the difficult-to-access mountain villages, and tucked-away beaches.