Once we tramped through the town gates, the streets quietened. Motorized vehicles tended to avoid the community’s inner core. Stone and dirt paths curved through the village.”
Where to go: Aït Benhaddou, Morocco
What to expect: Explore the cluster of mud houses rising to the town's central hilltop for views across the valley towards the Atlas Mountains.
Why is this special: Walk the grounds of a UNESCO World Heritage Site and discover a town also used as the backdrop for more Hollywood movies that you may expect.
For more travel tips and details on what to expect: Read Dust in My Pack's Chapter Five: Ancient Cities
Nancy O'Hare has lived and worked across five continents and travelled to over eighty countries. Her writing shares insights from her travels and musings about the world around us.