Here's another word to add to your Moroccan vocabulary: kasbah. A kasbah (or casbah) is defined as citadel of any of various North African cities.
If there is one place you'd like to get lost in your own wanderings, it's here. The cobble-stone streets lead to narrow alleys where the walls of the buildings are half white (upper) and half blue (lower). Apparently blue is a color that repels mosquitoes, so they used blue.
Each door or window is unique and charming and worth photographing. A walk through the alleys gives a sense of other-worldliness for me. It's easy to get lost here, but it's also not hard to find your way back, but while you're "lost" just enjoy the views and take photos.
The history of the kasbah dates back to 12th century when Almohad Caliphate built it as a fortress at the mouth of the Bouregreg River. Later it became the refuge of Andalusian muslims fleeing Spain in the 1600s.
More recently, it was the site of one of Tom Cruise's Mission Impossible movie. It was a tidbit that amused me, but did not really matter in the whole impression of the site.
In this trip, we did not make it to Chefchaouen, which is a popular tourist spot more popularly known for its blue and white walls. The Oudaya made up for missing Chefchaouen. For now.
OUR WORLD TUESDAY