Visiting Morocco for the first time is like tumbling down a rabbit hole. It is a curious, intoxicating journey that elicits gasps of wonder — behind every door, there’s more enchantment to marvel over. Hemmed in by the Atlas Mountains, the Mediterranean, Atlantic and Sahara, the North African country is a sensory overload. The architecture is resplendent in its detail, across the old-walled medinas to the palaces that span the country, it is a combination of intricate patterns inlaid in glass, marble, cedar and stone. Morocco’s awe-inspiring mosaics could be representative of the hybrid nation. The population is richly overlaid and includes Berbers, Arabs, Africans, Spaniards, French, a mix of all of the above plus a few strays. An injuriously short summary of its history: it has been the site of many conquests. Its ancient civilisation was home to the world’s first university. It has a constitutional monarchy and a canny king who appears to be doing a tight tango with democracy. Fo...

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