Check In: Morocco


The hilly, serpentine streets of Fez seem like passages to nowhere. Yet every new turn in the 8th century Moroccan city's crowded alleys leads to surprises: a glimpse of intricate architecture, a stunning historic mosque or the shop of a local artisan peddling his handcrafted wares. After a day just following your nose—and fending off the smiling but insistent merchants—it's rejuvenating to return to a home base that is secluded from the commotion, yet infused with the city's imperial grandeur. Your best chance of finding that is at a riad, one of the converted traditional villas built around courtyards that are...

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