Preparing for Your Trip to Morocco
Highlights of Morocco
The medina of Fes (also spelled Fez) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is free of pesky cars or motorbikes. In fact, it is believed to be one of the world’s largest car-free urban areas. But you’ll still have to get out of the way of the occasional donkey cart barreling through.
Casablanca, or “Casa” as it is often referred to, is the largest city in Morocco with a population of more than five million people. It is considered to be the economic and business heart of the country. While many people visit Casablanca for business purposes or just passing through, this city has a lot more to offer than first meets the eye.
Located about 2.5 hours west of Marrakech is the darling coastal town of Essaouira (pronounced sweera, essa-weera, or es-sweera depending on who you talk to). Expats from all over the world have flocked to this peaceful place to open colorful riads and lively restaurants. They tell stories of visiting once and falling in love with Essaouira and subsequently purchasing a one-way ticket. And once you visit, you’ll understand why.