As a whole, Morocco from an outside perspective can appear daunting. It includes winding roads, leading to large cities that are spaced out across a vast landscape of mountains and desert. However, focusing on the major tourist spots and avoiding the mystery of the roads less-traveled is a mistake to one’s journey through the North African Kingdom. On my first free weekend living here in Meknes, some friends and I made a last-ditch effort to get out of the city for a while. With just a few hours of daylight left, we packed only the necessities and took a cab to the mountain town of Moulay Idriss Zerhoun. Though our time was brief, our exploration of the city and countryside revealed a side of Morocco that did not ask for attention, like many other tourist traps would.
The Moulay Idriss Zerhoun city skyline at sunset, shortly after our arrival.
Navigating our way through Idriss’ bustling markets, looking for dinner after a tight cab ride.
Sunset view from our Airbnb terrace that evening.
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