Let me tell you a secret: the trick to making the best of your vacation is living in the present.
Clear your mind and focus on the stories in front of you.
Through travel, we learn about wars, victories, and cultures melting together, and there’s no better place to discover these tales than in the land of the west: Morocco.
While it’s not the largest metropolis in the country, the capital city of Rabat exudes a unique kind of charm through the Bou Regreg River and Marina that offers tourists unforgettable yachting experiences with its spacious docks and pontoons.
Once ruled by Barbary pirates, Rabat City also harbors the Kasbah of the Udayas, a citadel constructed on the banks of the River Bou Regreg. It serves a historical and residential purpose, and has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2012.
Another worthy trip is to Casablanca, the country’s economic center. The metropolis takes pride in the vast Hassan II Mosque, the largest mosque in the country that can accommodate over a hundred thousand worshippers.
Furthermore, take a side trip to the Chefchaouen Medina, also known as the “Blue City” due to the distinct hues of its houses and alleys. Step inside the bEn Youssef Madrasa, once known as a grand Islamic institution before it was then converted into a historical site. Roam the ancient Roman grounds of Volubilis, located on a ridge from the Valley of Khoumane.
Help yourself to authentic Moroccan leather products like bags, shoes, and coats at the Chouara Tannery in Fes.
Lastly, experience a royal tour at the Le Jardin Secret, once known as the residence of sultans.
We often plan ahead for so much of our life that we forget to live in the present. May this month’s adventure in Morocco inspire you to embrace life to the fullest.