Let us guide you in exploring Northern Morocco. Leading you through lovely cities Tétouan, Chefchaouen, and Asilah. Furthermore, revealing the best-kept secret of Asilah to you. Have fun exploring these highlights of Morocco!
3x city highlights at Northern Morocco
Major cultural delight in Northern Morocco is Tétouan. In this city, you will find a large Medina. The old, white colored houses and the many craft workers are a sight for sore eyes. No wonder it is part of UNESCO World heritage. Make sure you have enough time to see all the craftwork, especially check out the carpets. Also, go see the Kasba and the mosques, which are part of the Muslim culture.
Rather like it blue? Then Chefchaouen might be your city of choice! Wander along the blue allies, and take a look at the beautifully decorated houses and fountains. It’s a lovely sight, yet a bit crowded. Not only foreigners come by, also Moroccans from other parts of the country are attracted by this blue beauty.
Now, we would like to also inform you about Asilah. Another ancient, beautiful city in Northern Morocco. It’s located south of Tangier on the Atlantic coast. Many people visit this place to glimpse at the old town. Similar to Tétouan, white is the color of many old houses. You can walk the boulevard to see the marina and beaches. Yet, we can tell you, this city has more to offer!
Meeting Chouki and Jumilah at the medina of Asilah
Besides the busy old town, Asilah has a different side. A side more personal, where you can taste real local life. ResiRest aims to make you explore this true local culture by meeting a local family. By sharing a meal, you get to know about each other.
The medina of Asilah is the home to Chouki and Jumilah. They form a lovely couple, or like they call it: a great husband & wife team. They open the door of their house in the middle of the medina for you. So, now you are not only passing by. Rather, you can really explore the local culture that’s hidden inside the medina.
Jumilah loves to receive guests and to prepare them a delicious meal. Her fish tagine is excellent, and a nice example of local Morrocan food. Also, the Communal couscous is something special. This is a shared dish. Making of couscous is a Morrocan expression of love, generosity, and hospitality. Since it’s cooked with passion and skills, no one can resist the taste.
Chouki is a great help to Jumilah. He’s in charge of the shopping for instance. Furthermore, he’s a charming host with an interest in sharing stories and culture. Meeting this couple will add a new dimension to your Asilah (and Morocco) visit!
Let’s work on fair travel together
If you visit Chouki and Jumilah, you will have a splendid time. And, isn’t it great you are working on fair travel at the same time!? By sharing a meal, you directly support this lovely family. Another great advantage of fair travel comes to you as a traveler. You pay a fair price since there’s no need to overpay for doing good. You pay about €8,- for a dinner in Asilah (complete with a drink, and lots of fun), which is always private to you/ your party.
This fair travel is provided by ResiRest. We are a social enterprise, connecting travelers and locals worldwide. Together with non-profit organizations, we create a reliable network of local families. They know how to cook, and love to welcome you to their house to meet up and eat together. At Morocco, our non-profit partners are Travel Magical Morocco and Tea in Tangier. On behalf of them and all our families, we wish you happy & fair travels!
More info and bookings
Besides at Alisah, local families are also available in Marrakesh, Essaouira, and many other cities and villages. You can check availability in the free ResiRest app. Here, you’ll find an overview of all Moroccan places, families, and food. If you like what you see, you can make reservations directly. It’s easy and safe. Having a great time is just a few clicks away.
If you like to learn more about ResiRest, check this page about us. Or, visit the page about ResiRest at Morocco. In case you have questions, please visit the FAQ and feel free to contact us anytime. Be welcome to join ResiRest and support the locals! See you soon!