Alluring diversities, ancient cities, legendary mountains, and expansive deserts, Morocco conjures exotic images, but I’m only sharing several glimpses.
To share a few snippets of incredible countries, the Glimpses series started with Chile in South America. Then, I decided to continue with Burmese glimpses, Italian Glimpses, English Glimpses, Bolivian Glimpses, Calabrian Glimpses, Argentinian Glimpses, and Fijian Glimpses.
These short, sharp travel posts are designed to provide a morsel and just a small taste of a country or destination that you may not have visited. Have you been to any of the countries or destinations that I’ve shared so far? Let me know and share your comment below.
Also nicknamed The Blue Pearl, if you are wondering why Chefchaouen is the only city in Morocco painted blue, then there are several theories to contemplate. Some of these include that the blue deters mosquitoes. The colour is soothing. Blue reminds people of the water’s coolness, and Chefchaouen is painted vivid blue to attract tourists.
A plethora of reasons, but one that may be correct has to do with history, so find out in this post about Chefchaouen – the blue city nestled in the stunning Rif Mountains.
2. The Sahara
Slender-legged camels trail slowly, with purpose, across desert-swept golden dunes, whilst moving deep into Morocco’s Sahara Desert.
Forget the madness of Marrakech, away from snake charmers and spice sellers. Instead, escape with me on a former caravan route across the stunning Atlas Mountains and into the desert.
Dream-like romantic desert scenes from Lawrence of Arabia emerge. The purity of travelling in this expansive and desolate part of the globe, where the only insignificance is you, is mesmerising.
Immerse yourself in medieval history as you succumb your way into a Moroccan lifestyle.
Charming Fes does not disappoint. With its towering surrounding walls that extend for almost sixteen kilometres (ten miles).
This underrated city offers much history, incredible architecture, and amazing sightseeing, so a few days in Fesisn’t enough to explore everything possible – it’s such a short time.
4. Moulay Bousselham
After immersing yourself in the hustle and bustle of Morocco’s medina madness and snake-charmers, escape to the quieter and mellow small fishing village of Moulay Bousselham.
Apart from a place to chill, rest, eat fish, sleep, and take long walks along the endless golden beach, there really isn’t much to do in this sleepy fishing village, so it’s great to just stop for a couple of days.
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