Sometimes leaving capital cities off your tourist itinerary is a good idea (Ankara, Turkey, I’m thinking of you!). They don’t always have a lot to interest the foreign visitor.
But Morocco’s capital, Rabat, isn’t one of those cities. Not only does Rabat have a lot to offer in and of itself, but it makes a great homebase for exploring the rest of Morocco.
The two sides of Rabat
The Kingdom of Morocco is an incredible country to visit. There is so much to see and do in this nation of 33 million. If you have the time, I recommend seeing three big cities — Marrakech, Rabat (the capital), and Fés — the Sahara desert, the Atlas Mountains, and two charming towns — Chefchaouen and Moulay Idris.
I’ll tell you more about the cities and towns in other articles, but let’s start with an overview of Marrakech, one of Morocco’s four former imperial cities and perhaps the most popular city for travellers. Continue Reading →