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Pavillon Bercy Gare De Lyon Hotel, Paris
Pavillon Bercy Gare De Lyon Hotel is a superior tourist Paris hotel very near Dugommier metro station in the 12th arrondissement, Paris France. Also nearby the hotel are many famous attractions such as the Champs Elysees and the Louvre Museum. ...
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Starhotel Splendid Venice
Starhotel Splendid Venice Hotel is in the historical part of Venice, Veneto, Italy within walking distance of Piazza San Marco (St Marks Square) and Rialto Bridge. A 4 star Venice hotel with its own landing dock thus easily accessed by water taxi. ...
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Oasis Atlantico Hotel, Fortaleza
Oasis Atlantico Hotel is on the famous beach of Meireles in Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil. Charming shops, historical tourist attractions, seafood restaurants and vibrant bars are all in the surrounding area of this 4 star Fortaleza hotel. ...
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Tangier, Casablanca and Marrakesh, just the names of the cities stir a hint of spice in the nostrils. Morocco has been thoroughly mythologized and for good reason.

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Travelers extol the country's unique living history, its shimmering light and its extraordinary art. Morocco is the ideal African starting point for the traveler. An easy hop from Europe, it is hectic but friendly and stimulating as well. Open-air markets throughout the country are piled high with rugs, woodwork, jewellery and leather, said to be the softest in the world.

Morocco is in many ways a country apart. It nestles on the north western tip of Africa, separated from the rest of the continent by the towering Atlas Mountains and by the Sahara itself.

Its climate, geography, and history are all more closely related to the Mediterranean than to the rest of Africa, and for this reason visitors are often struck by the odd sensation of having not quite reached Africa in Morocco.

In the north, fine beaches, lush highland valleys, and evocative old cities reinforce this impression. Yet, as one moves south and east, into and over the starkly beautiful ranges of the Atlases, Morocco's Mediterranean character melts away like a mirage. The Sahara stretches out to the horizon, and forbidding kasbahs stare.

Bordered by Mauritania and Algeria. Morocco's varied geography includes no less than four separate mountain ranges, in addition to lush river valleys, beautiful sandy coasts, and wide expanses of desert.

The three most prominent mountain ranges, which run parallel to each other from the southwest to the northeast, are the Middle Atlas, the High Atlas, and the Anti-Atlas. The ascent of the country's highest peak, Jebel Toukbal 13,665 ft, is a spectacular and not particularly difficult High Atlas trek.

The Moroccan coastline, which fronts onto both the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, offers plenty of great beaches as well as a number of fascinating old coastal cities. In the southeast, Morocco's mountain ranges yield inexorably to the desolate expanse of the Sahara.

The rivers that flow down this side of the High Atlas support long, narrow, and lush river valleys that resemble linear oases. The climate in Morocco is reliably dry, although small amounts of rain do fall between November and March. Temperature varies considerably by season and locale.

While the southern and south eastern desert regions can reach extremely high temperatures during the hot summer months, the higher altitudes of the mountains are cool in summer evenings and freezing in winter.

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