Rabat, Morocco

Rabat rests along the windy coastline of the Atlantic Ocean. Our first afternoon in the city, we strolled along the boardwalk admiring the many quaint fishing boats and basking in the sunset. The next day we toured the city. The first stop was the mausoleum. The Mausoleum of Mohammed V is across the esplanade from … More Rabat, Morocco

Fes, Morocco

Fes is the oldest and largest medieval city in the world. The old walled city is said to be the largest car-free urban area in the world and is filled with alleyways and shops. We started our day in Fes at a ceramics studio where tiles for mosaics are handmade by a few men starting … More Fes, Morocco

Ait Benhaddou, Morocco

Ait Benhaddou, likely recognized from the films Gladiator and Laurence of Arabia, is a ksar or walled group of earthen buildings. This fortified village contains many Kasbahs within and is representative of traditional mud style homes. To reach Ait Benhaddou, we drove over the High Atlas Mountains admiring old Berber villages and dramatic views. After … More Ait Benhaddou, Morocco

Casablanca, Morocco

Casablanca is a bustling industrial city with very few sites worth seeing in my opinion. The one exception is the Hassan II Mosque. The mosque is located on the coastline of the Atlantic Ocean. The white marble walls have various ceramic inlays and the cedar roof is actually retractable to allow better ventilation. It is … More Casablanca, Morocco

Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech is one of the four former imperial cities of Morocco. Its medina is a walled medieval city dating back to the Berber Empire with hundreds of alley ways filled with souks selling their wares, including pottery, textiles, and foods. Our first stop while touring the famous city was the Koutoubia Mosque. The mosque was … More Marrakech, Morocco