Air France boarding pass to Casablanca.



Here is my trip to Morocco — jump around in any order or follow the sequence of my trip.

I began in Casablanca with its Art Deco architecture and gigantic Hassan II Mosque.

From there I took the high-speed train to Tangier, wandered through its medina, visited the surprisingly interesting American Legation (the first U.S. overseas diplomatic mission, in the first country to recognize the U.S. as a country), and saw where some Beat Generation figures spent time.

From there I took a high-speed train and a regular train to Meknès, where I visited the impressive kasbah, wandered through its medina, visited a wonderful music museum, and took a day trip to Volubilis.

I took the train on to Fez and wandered through its medina, the world's largest car-free zone.

From there it was an overnight sleeper train to Marrakech and the Mosque at the End of the World, plus the Saadian tombs and more medina wandering.

I was headed southeast into the desert, and Marrakech was as far as trains went in that direction. So it was onto a bus through the Atlas Mountains to Zagora.

From there I got a ride in a shared car, further southeast to M'Hamid el Ghizlane and the end of paved roads.

From there, I ventured into the desert to Erg Chigaga, Morocco's largest erg or dune field.

Start❯ Casablanca