I spent a year studying Arabic at the Arabic Language Institute of Fes, Morocco. That was some time ago and my Arabic is quite a bit rustier than I would like to imagine. However, my desire to return to Morocco has never left and I would do anything to buy a riad there. I would run the riad as a small hotel and take advantage of the charm that is Morocco and provide a certain level of accommodation to the many tourists that flock to Morocco every year. Why do tourists come? Because it is lovely. The below mentioned are just a few of the lovely, charming, beautiful places that one can visit in Morocco.
Fes, Morocco. Fes is why people come to Morocco. The oldest part of the city, Fes el-Bali operates as a medieval city in modern day. All goods come in and out the old fashioned way – on donkey and it is believed to be the largest urban car- free zone in the world. The city is a maze of charm with artisans producing their crafts the way they always have. The city is home to the sacred music festival which is a must see (and hear) event. That coupled with the fact that Fes is known is as the culinary capital of the Morocco and you have plenty of reasons to spend a few days (at least) wandering this living medieval city.
Essaouira, Morocco. You may know this city by its Portuguese name of Mogadar. This is the kite-surfing and wind-surfing capital of North Africa. It’s a watersports’s paradise and provides a welcome respite from the summer heat that affects the rest of the Morocco. The city is also known for its woodwork and boasts a number of art galleries and quaint riad hotels.
Asilah, Morocco. Just a short train ride from Tangiers is the charming whitewashed village of Asilah. This popular seaside town is popular with Europeans and Moroccans alike and is a wonderful alternative to the larger and grittier Tangiers to the North. The old medina has cobble stone streets, beautiful houses and doors and laid back bazaars. The city boasts wonderful fish restaurants and a fish tagine is a must have meal. Try Pepe’s café!
Marrakesh, Morocco. This is, no doubt, the most popular destination in Morocco and my second favorite city. The Jemaa el Fna is like no other place on Earth. Food vendors, snake charmers, story tellers, touts and Moroccan families make this a fascinating place to spend an evening or two. Marrakesh boasts beautiful restaurants and hotels and is a must see stop on any trip to Morocco.
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