Travel Blogs from Meknes
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The Sultan was a Cruel Dude
The guide laughingly explained that the Sultan had many many wives (a haram) and many many children. Afterward, we looked Mulay Ismail up and 'yes' he was prolific. Moulay Ismaïl is alleged to have fathered a total of 867 children. He offered marriage to Louis XIV's beautiful daughter Marie Anne de Bourbon but she declined. Wiki lists 9 spouses:
1) Lalla ...
... the Engine Warning Light!! It is not the first time it has come on, in fact, the first one was in Split in Croatia back in October. We had pulled out of the campsite, gone 100m down the road and then, as if by magic, the engine warning light had come on accompanied by a marked lack of acceleration. If it had been a KTM motocross bike, I would have checked the jets in the carburettor first, so thinking in parallel fashion, I thought ...
Departing Rabat after our morning city tour, our next stop was Meknes and is known locally as the Versailles of Morocco. On arrival in Meknes, we indulged in some fantastic Moroccan soup for lunch on a roof terrace overlooking the bustling medina. With full stomachs we set off on a walking tour of Meknes which was quite similar to Rabat, just on a slightly smaller scale ...
... and there were stalls full of sweets and there were bees everywhere!! It was crazy! Bees all over all the food, crawling on the sweets and everything! Apparently the more bees are on your sweets the better they are, so no merchant in their right mind would shoo away bees from their stall!! So we walked through swarms of bees then made our way out to a little restaurant where we had some orange juice and mint tea, which is big in morocco. It was a glass of boiling ...
... I should just wander around for a couple hours in the morning—just so this can count as an "adventure day" and then catch a bus from Errachidia around noon to play it safe.
But then it occurs to me that, since I’ve already reached my 100 km marker here along the Ziz River, I don’t really have to continue hiking here… maybe I could take an overnight bus partway back to Casa and then spend a ...
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Other places to stay in Meknes
Tiberbarine, Ancienne Medina Meknes, Meknes | Hotelfrom $57
79, Ksar Chaacha-Dar Lakbira, Meknes | Hotelfrom $70
20 db Lalla Sti Hennou, Meknes | 2 star hotelfrom $45
32 Derb Moulay Ahmed Chebli, Meknes | Hotelfrom $56
20 Rue Lalla Aicha Adouya, Meknes | Hotelfrom $39
25 derb Lakhouaja, Meknes | Hotelfrom $53
15 rue Arrazi, Meknes | Hotelfrom $40