The Royal Palace, Fez, Morocco

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The Royal Palace, Fez, Morocco

Fez Royal Palace, in Northern Morocco.

Navigating Moroccan city streets can be tricky and the medinas are off-limits to cars. Start in Tangier and set aside at least a day to explore the stalls of new and antique wares. Drive to Asilah, a whitewashed town 45 minutes down the coast, where, if it weren’t for the carpets hanging on every wall, you’d think you were in Greece. The next stop can be Chefchaouen, known as the Blue Pearl, where the medina has been painted blue since the 15th century, when Jewish refugees from Spain brought their custom of coloring things to reflect the divine. You’ll then finish up in Fez, which is one of the most magical, untouched places you’ll ever see.