Morocco From The Air
Seen from the sky, Morocco seems to be a vast chain of mountains, gradually lowering to the sea. Its climate is the most favorable in all of North Africa, not only warmed by the winds of the Sahara but also cooled by the waters circulating about the nearby Canary Islands and even bathed by luxuriant rains. The country's rich farmlands - seen here as abstract canvases painted in deep yellow saffron, or as brown fields of wheat combined with the brilliant green of large groves of palm and olive - are breathtakingly beautiful when viewed from above. The sky over Morocco is of an unusually deep blue, the rough mountains are crowned by snow peaks in winter, and the Mediterranean and Atlantic coastlines draw sun worshipers from all of Europe as soon as cold weather strikes the Continent. Increasingly popular as a tourist paradise, Morocco has more to offer than winter warmth. In Marrakech, the medieval town from which the country takes its name, is concentrated all the culture of the south. Here is a city of a thousand and one nights, its streets teeming by day with magicians, fakirs, and clowns, its luxurious palaces and hotels glistening at night with the multilingual babble of elegant visitors from abroad. In fez, the intellectual center of the north, are some of the most beautiful Islamic monuments in the world.