I will also be sharing blog posts on the cities I visited with more details on where I stayed and what I saw since posts like that were very helpful for me when I was planning my trip.
Beautiful Sights and Architecture
One thing that exceeded my expectations was the friendliness and hospitality of the locals. Even though I don't speak any Arabic (aside from a couple of words I managed to learn), I would walk the streets and be greeted by "Welcome!" or "Welcome to Morocco!". Everywhere I stayed, my hosts were kind and attentive, often saying that their guests were like family. They wanted to help make my experience a good one and were available to help out or offer any advice. Not to mention that I would often be welcomed with some traditional mint tea!
People prepared food for me with love and care, they organized amazing tours based on what I wanted to learn and see about the place and they were proud of their country. Morocco felt very open and accepting. I remember being impressed when visiting sites and learning that you could find symbolism from three different religions: Islam, Judaism and Christianity. People should really be more aware of Morocco's religious tolerance. It is so worth keeping an open mind!
It's humbling to see people who show such hospitality; whether it's the owner of the riad where you are staying or a nomadic family offering you mint tea as you visit.