Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Presentation on Morocco

  This past Monday, my husband and I attended a wonderful presentation about Morocco at the Roselle Library (Roselle, Illinois).  It was given by world traveler, Bill Helmuth.  Mr. Helmuth has traveled to places that many people would not think of traveling to.  Morocco is on my list of places to visit, however, I'm curious to see his presentations on countries that I would be more hesitant to visit such as Syria, Iran, and Afghanistan. 
   Here are some interesting things that I learned about Morocco from Mr. Helmuth's presentation:

  • Morocco welcomes tourism and is easily accessible. 
  • It is located in the upper northeast corner of Africa and is easy to reach from Spain.
  • Morocco is ruled by King Muhammed VI.
  • Morocco is primarily a nation of farmers.
  • Morocco has had multiple capitals over the years with Rabat being its current capital.
  • Rabat has a Jewish Quarter.
  • Morocco is a religiously tolerant country with Muslims and Christians peacefully living together.
  •  Besides speaking Arabic, many Moroccans also speak French.
  • Muslim women in Morocco do not want to be photographed.
  • When visiting Morocco as a tourist, always be careful to drink bottled water.
  • A camel with one hump is called a Dromedary and is from Arabia.
  • A camel with two humps is called a Bactrian and is from Northern Iran.
  • Yves Saint Laurent, the fashion designer, is buried in Marrakesh.

  For more information about Bill Helmuth's travels, please visit his website:

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