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Travel Blogs from Meknes
... palace of justice) in front of the forum. The big columns provided a lot of shade, and that wonderful cool breeze flowed nicely there. We ate our apples we had brought with us from breakfast. We were fascinated by what this city must have been like so many hundreds of years ago.
Walk to the top
Back to Meknes, supermarche (Carrefour)
Back to Medina...walk to Riad
Ate dates, cooled off, relaxed
... wares. Inside the souq were a kaleidoscope of colorful vegetables, fruits, spices and sweets in neat piles arranged in the stalls. The sales people are not aggressive, they greet us and tastes are offered at every stall. In spite of our best intentions, we bought some of those decadent treats. We counter balanced that purchase with figs and melon.
Friday Trip to the Medina
We planned to visit ...
... so as we did not want to break down in the Moroccan desert, we gave the van to Nissan in Tarifa, Spain, who changed all the filters. Sorted, we thought!
You can imagine how disheartened we were then to have the engine warning light come on a dozen times between Moulay Bousselham and Moulay Idriss, 150km total. Really not in the plan! It is hard enough negotiating traffic in Europe when suddenly your speed drops to 5 km/hr and you have ...
... screwed things up and installed Western throughout Morocco. I would have to hope there was a squat toilet elsewhere in this country.
Disappointed, I met my guide, Rashid, and we headed off down the hill towards the ruins. Now Rashid was a very talkative fellow who apparently loved cliches. “Older than dirt” seemed to be a favorite. Nevertheless, his English was excellent and he clearly had a passion for the site and the history. Volubilis was pretty ...
... goods around the medina seems to either be a hand cart or a donkey, so you have to keep an eye out so you don't get run over. Fez I also know for pastilla, which is a pastry ( nearly like filo) that is stuffed with chicken/pigeon and almonds and topped with icing sugar and cinnamon. It is very good, I think it has more flavor than some of the other dishes that we have had. Artichokes ( can use the artichoke petals and flower to make ...