Mini Guide to Morocco

Main Cities and Towns


Marrakesh, which means “the land of God” in the Berber language is Morocco’s fourth largest city (after Fez, Casablanca, and Tangier). The city is divided in two parts, the modern and westernized district called Guliz, and the Medina, the old historical city. The highlight of the visit is Djemaa El-Fna Square and the souks (markets) that surround it. Visitors can shop for spices and textiles while snake charmers and trained monkeys perform around them.

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Rumor has it that Jimi Hendrix once spent some time in Essaouira, which puts this city on the ‘60s hippie trail. The place is famous for its laid-back vibe with a young and alternative crowd. Located along the coast of Morocco, the city’s biggest attraction is the sea, and its strong winds make it the perfect destination for kitesurfing and windsurfing. It’s also possible to explore the countryside and go on walking tours through the Argan Woods.

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Fez is considered the best well-preserved historical city in the Arab world. It was founded in 789 AD and is home to the oldest university on the globe, Qarawiyyin University. Due to the ancient walls surrounding the Medina, the city is often compared to Jerusalem. Apart from exploring the narrow streets of the old city, travelers can visit Quartier des tanneurs, which are leather tanneries featuring techniques that started in medieval times.

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11 Great Hostels to Stay In

For budget-minded travelers in search of a cheap place to stay, hostels can be the perfect option. Generally, hostels offer much better value than hotels and short-term apartment rentals. Because less money is spent on accommodations, it allows globetrotters to designate a larger portion of their budget to good food and sightseeing activities instead.

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If you’re a budget-minded backpacker interested in meeting fellow travelers along the way, hostels are an exceptional alternative. Intimate, community-minded, and affordable, hostels have exploded in popularity and really come a long way. From shared open-concept spaces to private ensuites, it’s easy to find a mix of both communal and secluded accommodations.

The 10 Most Historic Prisons

While jail time isn’t a walk in the park for any convicted felon, many tourists flock to historical prisons around the world when traveling. This is due to their mystic, history, and eerie ambiance. While it may seem a little crazy, visiting a local prison can provide a ton of insight on a region’s roots and culture.