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Tell me the capital of Morocco, I bet you get it wrong. Nope, it’s not Marrakesh, it’s Rabat. Speaking of which, I’d recommend you have a read of my list of things to do in Rabat. Considering its proximity to Europe, it does have a certain European influence on things you find in this beautiful country. With 36 million people living in this country, the market place can be a little wild, albeit a truly eye opening experience. So pack up your pockets full of Dirham and get yourself a souvenir. If you’re a bit of a whizz at Arabic, then you might want to give it a go, but be aware the dialect is Darija. While the stereotype does play around the market place, there are so many more things to do in Morocco, such as climbing Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa. I love the fact that they are football fanatics, producing some names we know back home such as Adel Taarabt, Marouane Chamakh and Youssef Chippo. Having said that, half of the French football team originate from Morocco, therefore if they had chosen their original country to represent then the World Cup could have looked very different. Expect a fair amount of couscous on your plate when visiting, a food type which is predominantly eaten in healthy or vegan focused restaurants in the UK.