Driving through the Atlas Mountains was phenomenal. In some ways it looked like The American Southwest or Australia’s Red Centre. In other ways, it was like nothing I’ve ever seen before. It had a unique character, belonging only to Morocco.
We spent New Year’s Eve in Merzouga, located in the Moroccan desert about 30 miles from the Algerian border. The small village is at the edge of incredible sand dunes, thus it is frequented by travelers and truly makes you aware that you are in the Sahara desert. Our desert inn was quaint and adorable.Continue reading “New Year’s Eve in Merzouga, Moroccan Desert”
As we traveled north, we explored the imperial cities of Meknes and Fez, which are known for their medinas (the old quarter of an Arab city in North Africa). I enjoyed the Meknes medina more than the one in Fez because it was open and inviting with large stands full of spices, dates, figs, andContinue reading “Meknes and Fez, Morocco”
We arrived to a cold and rainy Casablanca, but it cleared up long enough to take a walk along the beach. Our hotel was situated on the ocean amidst many beach front restaurants that I would imagine are very lively when the weather is warm. The Atlantic Ocean was incredibly more powerful and majestic thanContinue reading “We arrived to a cold and rainy Casablanca, Morocco”