This African nation has dynamic cultures, landscapes and histories. Untouched lakes and streams are juxtaposed next to ancient medinas. These winding market places left us lost in a sea of wonder and mesmerized by local food stalls, endless alleyways and ornate doorways. Numerous times we were taken on adventures by the locals to seemingly undiscovered locations. We found ourselves off the beaten-path in closed tanneries, family farmsteads, hidden riads, abandoned rooftops and local community centers.