At this point in the day, we were exhausted! But we still journeyed all the way to the south part of the city to find Palais Bahia, a more intact and newer palace near Palais el-Badi. The grounds were massive and winding — it was easy to get lost for a moment, and there were a few times where I was completely alone.

Some courtyards were lush and overrun with plant life — others were massive and bare, yet still tiled in greens and blues.

My favorite moment was stumbling upon a box that read “Pocahontas.” What the?!

After resting under a large bush and avoiding the large ants, we were on our way out of there, for one last stop before heading back to the riad.