For adventure trips with a real difference, think Morocco. Once you have a clear picture of this dramatically different country, thoughts will often inevitably move toward food. The largest Arab souk in the world is located in Marrakesh, also known as the Red City. The feast of sight, sound and smell fill traveler’s senses, and for those looking for a bargain, the market traders will entice you with their goods all while dancers move to the sound of drum beats and songs of artists play in the background. Each morning, the smell of fresh baked pastries and sun sweetened oranges permeate the air along with the aromatic spices that fill the marketplace just waiting to be discovered.
On our cycling tours of Morocco a must place to visit is the souk where local produce and fresh ingredients are in abundant quantities. Preserved or fresh lemons, clementine oranges, figs and dates are all beautifully arranged in stacks that look like works of art in their own right. A keen eye might even spot newly emerging tastes such as Tunisian harissa pastes and tasty stew tagines full of all the flavor and spice of this truly unique country.
Wine is also abundant, and any adventure vacation to Morocco would be incomplete without experiencing the lush vineyards. The cooling effect of the Atlantic combines with the North African sun make this an ideal place for growing juicy Syrah and Muscat grapes.
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