We returned from Morocco yesterday after a great holiday. What a wonderful and rich destination! We had a great time getting to know the country, the people (so warm and friendly), the food (YUM), and other aspects of a special place in the world. Already we are talking about another ~10-day trip but in the north, the desert, etc.
I also wanted to comment about our driver/escort, Hamid Zerhiri — he was really great — not only a safe and careful driver, but interested in engaging with us on many aspects of our lives, what life is like in Morocco, and more. He also willingly tweaked our itinerary as needed to incorporate our specific interests. He found delicious restaurants for us when needed, and also helped us to find a few dinner restaurants we wanted to experience after reading about them in our travel books. The local guides in each city (Youssef in Marrakech, Rashida in Essaouira, and Aziz in Rabat) were informed and engaged.
The riad in Marrakech was lovely and atmospheric. The hotel in Essaouira was very nice, particularly our room with its stunning ocean view. I’ll definitely get in touch when we’re ready for Morocco, part 2.