I took a day trip to Rabat and although my visit was short but sweet - it was one of my favourite places in Morocco so far! What made it my favourite place was the Kasbah des Oudaias (Kasbah of the Udayas.) We were shown around by local guide Fadir, who had a knack for throwing his arm widely and talking with an intensity and passion that showed how much he loved the place. He was more interested in the human side of things than the historical dates and it made for a lovely intimate tour.
The Kasbah is a beautiful place to explore with its bright blue walls and winding streets. The air is surprisingly light and and cool due to the high walls and narrow streets. You could be forgiven for thinking that you've stepped into a quaint Italian or Greek village. If you follow the gentle slope downhill, you’ll find yourself at the waters edge. Little cafes dotted along the wall offer mint tea & sweet pastries filled bursting with nuts, dates & honey. Waves crash below & locals chat in a rhythmic mix of French & Arabic.
The final stop on our tour was the very top of the Kasbah where we found stunning views of the old city and one of the best sunsets I have ever seen. It was hard to leave the Kasbah as it was such magical place - I could see myself living there one day when I'm older.