Who are we? And why Morocco?
We are a family of fools who can't live without the ocean.
One day we found out that we spend more money for travelling to be by the ocean than for the mortgage, and that was it. We decided to buy a house in Morocco., in a small fishing village called Imsoune far away from the main roads, with beaches by the Atlantic ocean, camels behind the house and where fresh fish and fruits are our everyday bread.
One of our principles is to take care of our planet. To use less plastic. To eat less or no meat. To be nice to each other and to be nice to animals. Respect nature. Talk to each other, be active and relax. We think we all can follow those principles and live the better life.
Morocco is a country of many faces. Large sand dunes of the Sahara from the east, divided by mountains of the High Atlas and the Anti-Atlas and thousands of kilometres of Atlantic coast from the west. There are 345 sunny days per year in Morocco, nonstop waves, nonstop season. In Morocco you can enjoy surfing on world class waves, climbing Dzabal Tubkal (4 167 metres) or snowboarding and straight away you can explore the ancient cultures of the Berbers in the Sahara desert. We could not ignore all these facts and we are sure this is the right place (not just) for us.
Morocco - Imsouane
Morocco, officially the Kingdom of Morocco (المغرب in Arabic, al-Maghrib, Maroc in French, ⵜⴰⴳⵍⴷⵉⵜ ⵏ ⵍⵎⵖⵔⵉⴱ in Berber), is a country located in the Maghreb region of North West Africa. It has borders on east with Algeria, Western Sahara to the south and two small areas Ceuta and Melilla, which are under Spanish jurisdiction, on the north .
There are three main aspects to Morocco – Atlas mountains, the Sahara desert and the Atlantic coast. Atlas passes the country from south-west (Antiatlas with 2500 metres), High Atlas with over 4000 metres – to the mountain Rif and to north-west of the country (Middle Atlas with over 3000 metres) where it is dipping into the Mediterranean Sea and to coast of Algeria. There is also the highest peak of Morocco and whole of North Africa in High Atlas – Tubkal with an elevation of 4,167 metres. The Atlantic coast is flat and elevates up to the Moroccan Meseta which is inland.
The region, where our village is, is called SOUSS-MASSA with the capital Agadir. It is primarily inhabited by Berber and Arabic populations. There you can hear a few variations of Arabic and Berber languages. The primary religion in Morocco is Islam. (98%), however there are also small communities of Christians and Jews.
Moroccans are very good tradesmen, haggeling about price is an everyday way of life. Most of them speak French or Arabic. It is good to know a few French phrases and sentences. Most younger Moroccans speak English.