Heri es Souani in Meknes, Morocco

MEKNES

Morocco between beauty and roughness

A travel guide to Moulay Ismail’s royal city

After visiting the blue medina of Chefchaouen, we were off for a more authentic experience. Contrary to our ride to Chechaouen, we quickly realized that we were the only two tourists on board. It didn’t take too long until it became the center of attention and flirt attempts, which we found quite entertaining.

It was already dark when we arrived in Meknès. Upon entering the Riad, we realized that in the following days, we would be challenged by language barriers. While we understand some French, there seemed to be no way our brains were able to formulate a response in French! For the first time in a long time, we were not able to communicate!

Fez’s overlooked neighbor

Meknès is not as often visited as its glamorous neighbor Fez. We really can’t understand why. To us, Meknès was a fascinating city to visit because it allow for a more authentic impressions of Morocco. It’s not as busy or big as its famous neighbor Meknes, but that only adds to its charm. Meknès offers its visitors plenty of things to do, and we hope to inspire you to visit this gem!

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