Rundtur i Marokko og

en uke på Costa del Sol, Spania i 1970

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Vi fløy til Malaga.
Derfra buss og ferge over til Marokko.

Morocco (Listeni/məˈrɒk/; Arabic: المغرب‎‎ al-Maghrib, lit.
"The West";
 Berber: ⵍⵎⵖⵔⵉⴱ Lmeɣrib; French: Maroc),
officially known as the
 Kingdom of Morocco
Arabic: المملكة المغربية‎‎ al-Mamlakah al-Maghribiyah, lit.
"The Western Kingdom";
 Berber: ⵜⴰⴳⵍⴷⵉⵜ ⵏ ⵍⵎⵖⵔⵉⴱ
Tageldit n Lmaɣrib
), is a sovereign country located in the Maghreb region of North Africa.
Geographically, Morocco is characterized by a rugged
mountainous interior, large tracts of desert, and a lengthy coastline along the
Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea.
Morocco has a population of over 33.8 million and an area
of 446,550 km
2 (172,410 sq mi). Its capital is Rabat, and
the largest city is
 Casablanca. Other major cities include Marrakesh, Tangier, Tetouan, Salé, Fes, Agadir,
, Oujda, Kenitra, and Nador. A historically
prominent regional power, Morocco has a history of
independence not shared by its neighbours.
Since the foundation of the first Moroccan state by
 Idris I
in 789, the country has been ruled by a series of
independent dynasties, reaching its zenith under the
 Almoravid and Almohad dynasty, spanning parts
 Iberia and Northwestern Africa. Marinid and Saadi
dynasties continued the struggle against foreign
domination, and Morocco remained the only North
African country to avoid
 Ottoman occupation.
The Alaouite dynasty, the current ruling dynasty, seized
power in 1666. In 1912 Morocco was divided  into
 French and Spanish
protectorates, with an
 international zone in Tangier,
and regained its independence in 1956.
Moroccan culture is a blend of Arab,
indigenous Berber
, Sub-Saharan African, and European

Morocco claims the non-self-governing territory of
Western Sahara
as its Southern Provinces. Morocco
annexed the territory in 1975, leading to a
 with indigenous forces until a cease-fire in 1991.
Peace processes
 have thus far failed to break the
political deadlock.

Morocco is a constitutional monarchy with an elected
 King of Morocco holds vast executive and l
egislative powers, especially over the
 military, foreign
policy and religious affairs.

Executive power
 is exercised by the government, while
legislative power
 is vested in both the government and
the two chambers of parliament, the
 Assembly of
 and the Assembly of Councillors.
The king can issue decrees called
 dahirs which have the
force of law. He can also dissolve the parliament after
consulting the
 Prime Minister and the president of the
Constitutional court.

Morocco's predominant religion is Islam, and the official
languages are
 Arabic and Tamazight. The Moroccan
, referred to as Darija, and French are also
widely spoken.
Morocco is a member of the
 Arab League, the Union for
the Mediterranean
, and the African Union. It has the
fifth largest economy of Africa
The Moroccan flag consists of a red leaf where a green pentagram
or "Seal of Solomon" is placed. This symbol was added on the flag
in 1915 in order to distinguish it from the flags of other Arabic
nations. Green and red are traditional colors of Islam, and the red
color has been present on the Moroccan flag since the 16th century.
Red is supposed to symbolize the blood kinship between the Prophet Muhammad and the king, but sometimes it is interpreted as a
symbol of freedom of the nation. Until 1956, Morocco was a French colony, but unlike other colonized nations, Morocco did not adopt
the French tricolor flag and managed to retain its own flag during
this period.
Flag of Morocco |    (4. juli 2022)
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Det kongelige palass i Tetuan i Marokko

Tétouan (from the Berber ⵜⵉⵟⵟⴰⵡⵉⵏ Tiṭṭawin, Arabic: تطوان‎‎,
Spanish: Tetuán, French: Tétouan) is a city in northern
Morocco. The Berber name means literally "the eyes" and
figuratively  "the water springs".

I denne byen var det storkereir på hvert eneste hustak.
Tétouan is one of the two major ports of Morocco on the Mediterranean Sea. It lies a few miles south of
 Strait of Gibraltar, and about 40 mi (60 km) E.S.E. of
In 2014 the city had 463,968 inhabitants (census figure).
Tétouan's civil airport
 Sania Ramel Airport is located
 6 km to the east.

In 1913 Tétouan became the capital of the Spanish
protectorate of Morocco
, which was governed by the Jalifa
(Moroccan prince, serving as Viceroy for the
Sultan), and the Spanish "
Alto Comisario" accredited to
him. It remained such a capital until 1956, when
Morocco regained its full independence.

 is the official language,the city has its own dialect,
a particular citadin variant of non-Hilalian Arabic which
is distinct from
 Jebli Arabic. However, Jebli Arabic is
predominant since people from the neighboring rural areas
settled in the city during the 20th century rural flights.

The use of
 Spanish and French is still widespread especially
by the businessmen and intellectual elites due to past
colonial ties and geographic location to Europe.
The majority religion is
 Islam; small Christian and Jewish

communities also exist.

Fes’ Royal Palace, or the Dar el-Makhzen,
unfortunately, is not open to the public, but the
outside is still worth a visit. The 7 golden gates
that mark the entrance to the palace can only
leave you imagining how grand it is inside.
These famous, beautiful brass doors with matching
knockers are covered with intricate patterns
and grace the covers of many Morocco travel books.
The current King of Morocco uses the palace when
he visits Fes. It has stunning gardens, mosques,
beautifully painted ceilings, and an ancient school
for Koranic studies, or Madrassa, dating back to
the 14th century. Maybe one day they’ll open it to
the public.

Utsikt over byen Fez

Founded in the 9th century and home to the oldest university
in the world, Fez reached its height in the 13th–14th
centuries under the Marinids, when it replaced Marrakesh as
the capital of the kingdom. The urban fabric and the principal
monuments in the medina – madrasas, fondouks
, palaces,
residences, mosques and fountains - date from this period.
Although the political capital of Morocco was transferred
to Rabat in 1912, Fez has retained its status as the country's
cultural and spiritual centre.





Med hestedrosje og lokal guide til medinaen i Marrakech

Founded in 1070–72 by the Almoravids, Marrakesh remained
a political, economic and cultural centre for a long period.
Its influence was felt throughout the western Muslim world,
from North Africa to Andalusia. It has several impressive
monuments dating from that period: the Koutoubiya Mosque,
the Kasbah, the battlements, monumental doors, gardens, etc.
Later architectural jewels include the Bandiâ Palace,
the Ben Youssef Madrasa, the Saadian Tombs, several
great residences and Place Jamaâ El Fna, a veritable
open-air theatre.

Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the medina was founded
in 1070 as the capital of the Almoravid empire.

For many visitors, the main attraction of the medina is its
labyrinthine souks, or traditional traders’ markets. Dark,
crowded, and filled with the exotic smells of spices and
leather, they ring with the calls of rival vendors and sprawl
like a living thing in every direction. Overwhelming at first,
they soon transform into a place of magic that can be safely
navigated on foot. Most tourists start their exploration on
the main thoroughfare, Souk Semmarine. Here, tourist
emporiums sell antiques, jewelry, and carpets, and can be
good places to shop for souvenirs if your time is limited.

Marrakesh Medina, Morocco: The Complete Guide (   (4. juli 2022)

Det ble født en ny prins i Marokko i juni 1970.
Dette ble feiret med hesteshow

Prince Moulay Rachid of Morocco, also known as

Prince Moulay Rachid ben al-Hassan
الأمير مولاي رشيد بن الحسن‎‎) was born on
20 June 1970 in
 Rabat as the youngest male child
of the late
King Hassan II and his second wife, Lalla
Latifa Hammou
He holds a
 doctorate in international politics and
serves Morocco as a diplomat. He is currently second
in the line of succession to the
 Moroccan throne

Sjåføren måtte jobbe, mens vi fikk litt ekstra tid på
Miami Beach i Casablanca.


Located on the Atlantic coastline
The long sandy beaches of Casablanca are dotted
resorts and hotels. The majority of the beaches
are geared
up for tourist trade and offer a range of
facilities and
water sports.

The Balima hotel has on its premises a restaurant that
offers beautiful views. The Foodies get to enjoy both
international and traditional Moroccan delicacies.
The hotel bar offers a range of drinks, right from
cocktails to soft drinks.
Every day you can gorge on different dishes cooked in
various styles.

Frokost på hotel Balima i Rabat

The glittering Mausoleum of King Mohammed V
lies in state on the very place where, upon his return from
exile in Madagascar, he gathered thousands of Moroccans
together to thank God for giving independence to their

The opulent tomb chamber is resplendently decorated, with
zellige tilework covering the walls around the grand marble
tomb. It's a showcase of Moroccan traditional design.
Non-Muslims cannot enter the adjoining mosque but are
able to view the mausoleum's tomb chamber from above,
as long as they are dressed respectfully
(shoulders and knees covered).

Royal Palace i Rabat

Royal Palace i Rabat

Since the reign of
 sultan Muhammad ibn Abdallah, the
 sultans and kings have maintained a
palace in Rabat.

The current building was built in 1864, to replace the
older palace, by
 Muhammad IV. Morocco had been
 under the control of the French since 1912,
and they wanted the sultan to be largely stationed in
one place, near their own administrative headquarters,
in order to show his acceptance of the new regime.

Although kings had many residences at their disposal, when
independence was declared in 1955, they chose to keep the
Dâr-al-Makhzen palace as the main palace of the monarch.

Some monarchs, particularly Muhammad V, preferred the
smaller and relatively secluded palace of Dar es Salaam,
further out of centre of the city, maintaining the
Dâr-al-Makhzen as their official and administrative
Several important events in the lives of a number
of Moroccan royals have taken place in the palace,
 Hassan II in 1929 and the marriage ceremony of
Mohammed VI and
Salma Bennani 
in 2002.

Å ri på en kamel er ikke så lett.

Kamelen er et av verdens viktigste husdyr.
Den brukes som lastedyr i Sør-Russland og hele Asia,
er utholdende og sterk, og kan bære omkring 250 kg.
Kjøttet spises, av melken får man smør og ost.
Huden er fast og god og brukes som lær.
Hårene er meget anvendelige til tøyveving.
Gjødselen samles opp og brukes til brensel.

Gibraltar (/dʒɪˈbrɔːltər/ ji-BRAWL-tər, /dʒᵻˈbrɒltər/
jə-BROL-tər or other permutations; Spanish pronunciation:
[xiβɾalˈtaɾ]) is a British Overseas Territory located on the
southern end of the Iberian Peninsula. It has an area
of 6.7 km2 (2.6 sq mi) and shares its northern border with
The Rock of Gibraltar is the major landmark of the region.
At its foot is a densely populated city area, home to over 30,000 Gibraltarians and other nationalities.

An Anglo-Dutch force captured Gibraltar from Spain in
1704 during the War of the Spanish Succession on behalf of the Habsburg claim to the Spanish throne.
The territory was subsequently ceded to Great Britain "in perpetuity" under the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713.
During World War II it was an important base for the Royal
Navy as it controlled the entrance and exit to the
Mediterranean Sea, which is only eight miles (13 km) wide
at this naval "choke point" and remains strategically
important to this day with half the world's seaborne
trade passing through the strait.
Today Gibraltar's economy is based largely on tourism,
online gambling, financial services, and cargo ship refuelling

The sovereignty of Gibraltar is a major point of contention
in Anglo-Spanish relations as Spain asserts a claim to the
territory. Gibraltarians overwhelmingly rejected proposals
for Spanish sovereignty in a 1967 referendum and again in
2002, neither of which have gained UN recognition.
Under the Gibraltar constitution of 2006, Gibraltar governs
its own affairs, though some powers, such as defence and
foreign relations, remain the responsibility of the British
Etter en uke i Marokko tok vi ferga tilbake til
Spania og Costa del Sol.

Nå skulle vi ha en ukes badeferie
før vi dro tilbake til hverdagen igjen.


Vi bodde på hotel Stella Polaris i Torreblanca,
et nytt og fint hotell rett ved stranda.


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The current design dates from December 18, 1981.
The basic shields of the old Spanish kingdoms and the

Pillars of Hercules
 are retained, but a crown is prominently
displayed to honour the role of the monarchy in the
modern Spanish state.
The red and gold colours are traditional
but have no official symbolic interpretation.

Whitney Smith

Come to Malaga and its Costa del Sol, to discover a
surprising paradise, some of
 the best beaches in Spain
and a cultural and leisure offering to suit all tastes.
Visit its charming
 white towns and villages
, discover
its natural surroundings and gastronomy.

Discover its history through its cultural heritage,
and take part in its customs and traditions.
Live an unforgettable experience on the Costa del Sol,
be it as part of a family, with friends,
on your own or as part of a business trip.

Stranda med hotellet i bakgrunnen

Mor på basengkanten til ære for fotografen.
Vi bader heller i sjøen.


Utsikten fra hotellrommet vårt.

Til høyre slapper mor av på balkongen.



En vanlig dag på stranda

Litt handling blir det også

Det ble bare en utflukt på Costa del Sol.
Vi hadde opplevd så mye i Marokko,
så nå var det deilig å slappe av.
Men her er vi i Nerja.
Vi var i grottene og en liten tur i Nerja by.

The famous Nerja Caves are found in Maro, a district of Nerja
(Málaga). They were discovered on the 12th of January 1959
by a group of young locals who were on a late-night walk
searching for bats. The Nerja Caves are the perfect place to
relive a bit of Nerja’s past. The caves in Nerja have been classed
as a “Good of Cultural Interest”, a form of heritage register in
In the Nerja Caves, you and your family will enjoy a 45-minute
excursion of one of the most important caves in the World.
Here you will find the oldest work of art known to man and also
some of the largest rock formations around.
In the Nerja Caves there exist 3 galleries, as far as we know.
The public gallery, the high gallery, and the new gallery,
though at this moment only the public gallery is open to
tourists. (2.3.2020)
Se også: Spania_2016

is a populat coastal resort town some 50 kilometres
east of Málaga city conected by the A-7 coastal highway.
It marks the eastern limit of Málaga provine's Costa del Sol.
Once a sleepy fishing village, the town now has a resident
population of over 25,000.


Ferien er slutt. Tilbake til jobb.

Til høyre er det vi handlet i Marokko og Spania.


 utgang bak

Til venstre kommer mor (Selma) og Jan Erik ut av flyet.
 Jeg tror det er på Costa del Sol.

Welcome to Malaga and Costa del Sol

Coming to Málaga and Costa del Sol means finding
beautiful landscapes, fabulous beaches, delicious food,
interesting customs and traditions.
It means discovering a rich cultural heritage,
amazing coastal areas, and charming white
hinterland villages. It is unveiling marvellous secrets
 that will make your stay unforgettable.

Come visit us!

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