Marrakech and the Sahara Desert
The number one thing you need to know about Morocco before you go is that Casablanca is a garbage city. Don't be fooled by the classic film (which was produced on a Hollywood set). The real city is a polluted wasteland of Samsung factories and rubble. Don't go there.
After wasting our first day being disappointed in Casablanca, we headed straight for Marrakech. Marrakech didn't disappoint. The Old City, with its madrasas and ancient alleys was exactly what we pictured Morocco to be like, and then some.
Journey to the Sahara
No trip to Morocco is complete without a trip to the Sahara Desert. And no trip to the Sahara Desert is complete without a camel ride through the dunes and a night spent below the moonlight and stars. We opted for a little extra luxury - with guides cooking us dinner under the stars. We also had tents with beds and running water, but I chose to pull some blankets outside and just sleep beneath the stars.
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