Myths and reality Morocco
The most popular transport type in Morocco – camels
This cliché is akin to the fact that Moroccan Territory is a solid desert. For the current population camel – the same exotic, as for us. They are driven along the beach, offering to ride or photographed for memory. And moving on trains and cars. There is a high-speed railway service in the country, in large cities – modern tram lines, and taxi cars are painted in a single color (in each city). There are 18 airports around the kingdom.
Moroccans – Chadolubiy Minezen
Haparem past the edges have long been riveted in the fly. To date, even the king one spouse and only two children. Statistics said that in 2017, one Moroccan of the Power Party accounted for 2.11 children (for comparison: the leader in this issue is Nigeria, 7 children, and in Russia the indicator is 1.62). Perhaps your picture of the world also shakes the fact that men here are often engaged in traditionally female (in our understanding) professions. For example, they sew clothes, tkut carpets, many among them teachers, teachers, sellers of women’s cosmetics, clothes and even linen.
And by the way about education. General level of literacy of the population, of course, low. But approach to education in some moments deserves attention. In addition to the classic Arabic language in schools, French and English are studying. And in everyday life they speak at the local Arabic language dialect or Tamazikh. That is, on average, the inhabitants own three-four languages.
In schools, the abominability may well be left for the second year, it is not necessary to put formally assessments for translation. All graduates hand over a single state exam. Last summer, it was successfully held from the first time 57.34% of students. The rest is given two more chances of reducing results or have to repeat the last course again.
As for post-school education, the most prestigious specialties – medicine and engineering – take only the best students with the highest graduation points. All medical educational institutions state and free. To get a specialty surgeon, let’s say, or a cardiologist, to relieve with a university clinic for another five years already after receiving a diploma of a physician general medicine.
The country adopted a strict dress code
No. Maghreb is considered one of the most liberal states of the Islamic world. In this edge you can safely walk in the usual clothes, and a lot of local women and men dressed in a European manner. The traditional female costume is a long free dress with sleeves (dzhellyab) or – a festive option – an elevated caftan with a skillful embroidery, often handmade. Interestingly, in the store, bull, or even to the girlfriend, Moroccani may well go straight in pajamas consisting of pants and sweatshirts. So the pajama street style here appeared long before it became mainstream.
Maghreb inhabitants are very religious
This is true. Daily prayer five times a day and crowded mosques on Fridays – Direct confirmation. But it will be curious to know that, along with such strong religious traditions, faith is thrive in magic here, conspiracies and love spells are popularly popular. In honor of the population of the "Hams" cham (amulet in the form of a palm), designed to protect against the evil. And meet the local who would not believe in the existence of jinn, almost unreal.
Here is dangerous
If you believe the international security map, the country is included in the top 10 most comfortable for the tourist. Local even joke, that the attitude to foreigners in Magrib is better than to "its". Moroccans are closely related to other European countries and America: you can hardly find a family where there are no relatives living outside the country. And, in turn, many foreigners live here. About how Russians take here – in an interview with "My Planet". Material television broadcasts news releases in Spanish, Arabic, French and Tamazikh language during the day. With a rather traditional way of public life, cultural diversity is also not alien to him. However, there are some restrictions – about them in our article "What can not be done in Morocco".
Moroccans love to blow dust into the eyes
Yes! Minimalism as a lifestyle is definitely not about local. If the wedding, then with a scope, if gold jewelry, then more larger, if makeup, then bougar. After birth, children give decorations (often it is a gold bracelet). Houses of secured residents of Maghreb often resemble palaces (they are called villages). These are multi-storey mansions with marble stairs, a garden and even, possibly, a swimming pool. And traditional dwellings (riad) necessarily have an inner courtyard with a fountain. Even the area of the so-called social housing here varies from 50 to 80 m². It is an average of $ 25,000. And several bathrooms – for the owners and guests – in this area no one is not surprised.
They have a hard rust
More likely no than yes. Freedom House (organization, annually component of the rating of states, based on the compliance with political and civil liberties) in 2017, carried Morocco to the group "partially free" (Russia in this ranking, by the way, in the company "non-free"). In the Moroccan state, the chapter is the king, the people respect it, but the authorities are definitely not afraid. Moroccans – still those fighters for their rights. Do not suit the salary of doctors – they are beaten, the laws on taxes – workers are satisfied with the strikes, the increase in prices – and now all citizens refuse to buy water and milk of a certain company (as a result of such last year’s action, for example, manufacturers reduced prices).
The first part of acquaintance with Morocco – in our material "Ten facts about Morocco who will surprise you".