I’m back! Morocco was truly amazing and inspiring. Waking each day to the 5:30 am call to prayer that rang out through Rabat, Fez, and Marrakesh had me feeling like I’d stepped into a time machine and traveled back 1,000 years. The haunting sound wasn’t limited to the cities, either; the call echoed off mountain walls into my ears in the High Atlas Mountains above 7,000 ft . I was inspired as my Berber hiking guide, Omar, took a timeout from our lunchtime feast to pray.
Journey Beyond Travel, who specializes in Moroccan travel, planned a thrill-ride of an itinerary for us that included charismatic local guides, authentic Riad lodging, exciting explorations of the old city medinas, and invigorating hiking from a Berber base camp village. As all great adventures do, my Morocco trip had me ready to pack my bags, hop on a plane, and go right back.
Omar and I are brainstorming a few itineraries….and next time I go to Morocco the Sahara is at the top of the list!