A roadtrip to Morocco,
I've always been fond of roadtrips, in a way you're covering a lot by land, you're able to see the in betweens of the highlights. Interestingly enough though, I don't know how to drive yet. So a friend and I agreed, I would take care of all the planning and she would do all the driving. And so, our exploration begins.
A blue city in the mountains
We spent a night in Chefchaouen coming from Rabat passing through Tangier. This city, the people, and even the kittens are all so charming.
The hustle in Fes
After 4 almost hours from Chefchaouen to Fes, we arrived before dawn. Right after checking in at our Riad, we decided to wander the streets of the Medina. Being in the medina for the first time, felt like a maze, with such a lively energy, it was raw and gritty. A young boy approached us, he said his brother was going to school in the states and he said he'd help us find our way out to the square, we followed him and he showed us the way. We gave him 50 dirhams and we parted ways.
I left my heart in Merzouga
Merzouga is a small village in the southeastern part of Morocco, it was an entire's-day-drive for us coming from Fes. It's known quite well for Erg Chebbi-a dune formed by wind blown sand. We had a guide when we arrived at Erg Chebbi, he had two camels for me and my friend, he also had his brother with him. It was an overnight trip, going into the sunset and leaving behind the sunrise. We arrived at camp just right before the sun came down. Later that night after dinner, we gathered around the fire. There was singing, dancing, and an overwhelming sense of gratefulness.