Check out AllTheRooms.com/blogs to see other posts about Morocco. This one about the Moroccan flag is particular good https://www.alltherooms.com/blog/morocco-flag-cool-things-to-know/
Morocco is in Africa. You can look on a map and see that. Morocco is a nation of Muslims. You can look that up and see the statistics. Morocco has a French heritage. Just look at its history and you can see that. What is so interesting though is when you are actually in the country all of the previous ideas that one may have developed quickly dissipate.
In the Southern part of Morocco where I am located looks like Arizona. It has an arid feel but in March it is very green. My Moroccan colleague, Mohamed, tells me that in the summertime it is unbearably hot but now it is cool in the evening. Outside of the city of Guelmim, there are hot springs that I will be trying out this week but the area is very rocky, full of cactus, and full of mountains. However, on the way back there were low lying clouds that made the region look like Scotland complete with sheep. Then you go to the coast and see the beautiful Atlantic Ocean. Morocco is such a diverse place that amazes me everyday.
Moroccans are culturally tied to Islam and one can see the traditional dress throughout the country but that doesn't tell the entire story. The new generation of Moroccans have the option of dressing traditionally or dressing in a Western manner and most choose the latter option. Yes, you will hear a call to pray five times a day but not very many people actually do or if they do it is less than five minutes. Moroccans are respectful of other faiths and do not mind a conversation about the Christian faith and their own. I am appreciative of people who are grounded in their faith yet tolerant of others.
Finally, Morocco has many characteristics of France. Having visited a French market and a Moroccan market I can say that there are many similarities. You will hear French spoken in the market and when people do not understand you, everyone speaks money! I don't know if I would have chosen Morocco as destination before but I am sure glad that I am here. Morocco is truly a wonderful place.