Morocco

Morocco

The Journal Issue 07

Located in North Africa, the Kingdom of Morocco nearly touches Spain and has a magnificent coastline that greets both the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. From the snowcapped tips of the High Atlas Mountains to the rippling dunes of the wind-swept Sahara and the modern streets of Casablanca, the country’s incredible geographic and cultural diversity keeps you amazed at each new turn.

A few days after arriving in Morocco we found ourselves in the beautiful city of Chefchaouen nestled in the Rif Mountains. Founded in 1471, it’s an enchanting maze of white and blue-washed walls, hidden doors, endless stairways and vibrant streets that leave you feeling as if you’re lost in time.

In our journey through Morocco, we got lost in the historic medina of Fes, spent nights awestruck by the stars above the Sahara’s sea of sand, and were greeted by snake charmers in Marrakesh. Even after spending countless hours driving and immersing ourselves in this beautiful culture for two weeks, we have only just scratched the surface.

The Hassan II Mosque, one of the largest in the world, 
sits on a platform overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in 
the grand city of Casablanca
The Hassan II Mosque, one of the largest in the world, sits on a platform overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in the grand city of Casablanca
The peaks surrounding Chefchaouen are said to resemble the horns of a goat, 
so the city's name literally translates as “look at the horns
The peaks surrounding Chefchaouen are said to resemble the horns of a goat, so the city's name literally translates as “look at the horns"
Get out and explore. Get lost and enjoy historic Chefchaouen
Get out and explore. Get lost and enjoy historic Chefchaouen
An abandoned Spanish-built mosque catches the light as it overlooks Chefchaouen
An abandoned Spanish-built mosque catches the light as it overlooks Chefchaouen
Walking the incredible blue-washed streets of Chefchaouen at dusk
Walking the incredible blue-washed streets of Chefchaouen at dusk
A Berber nomad with his flock of sheep in the Middle Atlas mountain range
A Berber nomad with his flock of sheep in the Middle Atlas mountain range
The medina of Fes in all its glory
The medina of Fes in all its glory
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As seen in The Journal Issue 07 – discover the digital edition
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