After 9 years of wedded bliss, my wife, Heidi, and I belatedly embarked on our dream honeymoon in 2014. For a week we sampled the Moorish influence in Andalucia, Spain before exploring Morocco for 3 weeks. We explored the medieval cities of Meknes and Fes on our own before we joined our wonderful guide, Moha (owner of Rove Morocco tours ). He drove and taught us about the Atlas Mountains, vast deserts and various towns and markets for 10 days. We parted at the Atlantic coast and spent a few relaxing days in Esaouira before heading into the heat and hustle of Marakech.
The Moroccan descendants of Arab and Amazigh (Berber) have a history of interacting with the West predating even the Roman occupation. Today they welcome visitors from around the world and we felt 100% safe. One can travel in Morocco as frugally or luxuriously as you could hope to anywhere in the world. This being said it is still very much a culturally unique place unlike anything in the West. Nothing will prepare you for the curious eyes studying or entreating you as you walk through a bustling market of exotic, unknown goods, the only foreigner within sight.