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Morocco - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture (Paperback)

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Morocco is a land of spectacular scenery, with a rich history, and heady with tantalizing scents and colorful sights. The call of the muezzin seems to draw people from every corner of the globe. In 1956 Morocco gained independence from French colonial rule and was jolted into the 20th century. Today it is a country in transition—a unique blend of Arab, African, and European ways of life. The teeming cities have an air of sophistication and joie de vivre, but life in rural areas has stayed much the same. And while the cities are highly westernized, tradition and religion still play a vital role in the everyday life of most people. With rapid change came problems. Lack of opportunity and high unemployment resulted in a “brain drain” as educated Moroccans made their way abroad, and a fundamentalist interpretation of Islam started gaining ground among the urban poor. Even so, as technology becomes widespread and the world shrinks further, Morocco today is coming into its own. Culture Smart! Morocco describes the way the country’s past has shaped its present, advising tourists and business travelers on what to expect and how to behave in different situations.

About the Author

Jillian York is an American travel writer and journalist, focusing on the intersection of technology and politics. She has been published by the New York Times, the Atlantic, Die Zeit, Al Jazeera English, and the Washington Post, among others.

Praise For…

"Culture Smart has come to the rescue of hapless travellers." Sunday Times Travel 

Product Details
ISBN: 9781857338713
ISBN-10: 1857338715
Publisher: Kuperard
Publication Date: January 4th, 2018
Pages: 168
Language: English
Series: Culture Smart!