My name is Soufyan Bouharat and here is some photo material of my last summer vacation in Morocco. “2014
Morocco (Arabic: المغرب al-Maġrib, French: Maroc), officially the Kingdom of Morocco, is a country in the Maghreb region of North Africa. Geographically, Morocco is characterized by a rugged mountainous interior and large portions of desert. The Arabic name al-Mamlakah al-Maġribiyah (Arabic: المملكة المغربية, meaning “The Western Kingdom”) and Al-Maghrib (Arabic:المغرب, meaning “The West”) are commonly used as alternate names. Morocco has a population of over 33 million and an area of 446,550 km2 (172,410 sq mi). Its political capital is Rabat, although the largest city is Casablanca; other major cities include Marrakesh, Tangier, Tetouan, Salé, Fes, Agadir,Meknes, Oujda, Kenitra, and Nador. A historically prominent regional power, Morocco has a history of independence not shared by its neighbours. Its distinct culture is a blend of Arab,indigenous Berber, Sub-Saharan African, and European influences.
South Africa has 11 official languages, though most people can speak English. Afrikaans and Xhosa are also widely spoken in Cape Town and the Western Cape.
About 3.5-million people live in Cape Town, South Africa’s second most-populated city.
Cape Town has a climate similar to that of California and the Mediterranean. Winter starts in May and ends in September and is generally a wet and windy season. Temperatures are cool and end to range between 7°C (45°F) and 17°C (63°F). Summer lasts from November to March and temperatures range between 19°C (66°F) and 35°C (95°F). The summer season is usually hot and sunny. It can be windy, but it doesn’t bring much rain.
Cape Town lies in the GMT +2 time zone and does not have daylight saving time.
The currency is the rand (ZAR). The South African exchange rate is favourable to most currencies, including the pound, euro and dollar. Most restaurants, shops and hotels accept international credit cards. Value added tax, or VAT, is 14% and is included in the price of all items, but can be claimed by foreign visitors when leaving the country.
South Africa is a large country, of 2 455km2 (948mi2).
The tallest volcano on Earth is Hawaii’s Mauna Kea that reaches a height of 4,207 meters. According to Hawaiian myths, the peaks of the mountains and volcanoes were holy places where only the priests were allowed to visit. However, as the history progressed, nowadays, the slopes are considered best for astronomical observations.