Dreaming of Morocco
Collected by Alison Cornford-Matheson, AFAR Local Expert
In January of 2014, I hope to be spending a month in Morocco. This is my bucket list for my first visit to this intriguing country.
The Cave of Hercules in Tangiers, Morocco is said to have been the famed hero's place of rest during his training. Lining its narrow entrance are a host of vendors with cheap souvenirs that pale in comparison to the main attraction. The cave's...
2 rue almohades petit socco souk dakhel, Tanger 90000, Morocco
Tangier's Ancienne Medina is still a close resemblance of the trading quarter established in this location during the Moorish settlement of North Africa. Spices, olives, leather, vegetables, olive oil are brought everyday from the regions small...
19 Rue Riad Sultan, Tangier, Morocco
Quietly tucked into Tangier's Casbah is La Tangerina, a family run guesthouse/riad styled in classic decor; Colonial/Moroccan fusion throughout, a comfortable terrace for breakfast and tea time, and rooms facing the Bay of Tangier. Also has a full...
Medina, Asilah, Morocco
The beautiful, white-washed coastal town of Asilah is a just a quick 90 minute drive south of Tangier. One of the cleanest medinas in Morocco, its walls are adorned with an incredible collection of public artwork. With all of the trappings of...
Ah, the jalaba - one of the best souvenirs you can bring home from Morocco. A jalaba (djellaba/jellaba) is a traditional Berber robe with long sleeves & a pointy hood (known as a qob and often used as an extra pocket for carrying small items home...
Popular for its hundreds (or is it thousands?) of blue doors and window panes, the town of Chefchaouen is one of Morocco's top shopping destinations. While perusing the medina for woven blankets or gorgeous leather bags, challenge yourself to a...
Route Ras El Ma , Quartier El Onsar, Chefchaouen 19000, Morocco
I really don't think Morocco gets better than this: a comfortable riad, clad in all shades of blue (this is Chefchaouen after all) and other technicolors, a private terrace that not only has an enticing pool but also unparalleled views over the...
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