Morocco like a local with @moroccanmusthaves, Yusra Idrissi

By whind

Half-Dutch, half-Moroccan Yusra Idrissi took her first trip to Morocco back in 1992. After 23 years of family holidays spent exploring the country, in 2015 she embarked on her own solo travels through Morocco, documenting her experiences on Instagram and building a loyal community of followers who adore her grid of opulent tiled riads, desert cacti and terracotta-toned medinas.

Today she goes by the moniker Moroccan Musthaves and organises dreamy, tailor made trips for influencers and brands throughout Morocco – making her the perfect cool-girl guide to the country. We talked to her about following in her father’s footsteps, her most magical spot in Morocco, and the sensations that instantly transport her to its sun-kissed shores.

Describe Morocco in one word

Dreamy.

If Morocco were an emotion, it would be...

Love.

How about a sound?

Flowing water and singing birds.

A color?

Terracotta.

A scent?

Orange blossom.

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A taste?

Spicy.

A texture?

Silky...

And a pattern?

Zelij (mosaic)

The most magical place in Morocco is...

The desert.

My most treasured memory of Morocco is...

Those early trips with my dad, hiking in the Atlas Mountains - and #TheMoroccanDream trip back in 2017, when we took four of the greatest Dutch influencers to Marrakech to explore it through my eyes.

The best spot to sip mint tea is...

The stone desert at sunset (or sunrise!)

The one place I am dying to go is...

Dakhla!

Want more tips for Morocco and beyond? Follow us on instagram @whind for more of our favorite things from all over the globe. Plus don't forget to follow Yusra @moroccanmusthaves for more Morocco inspo.

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