Riad Hiba Meknes
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... about them. We had a fantastic, captivating guide and not only were the ancient ruins unbelievable, the vista back over the surrounding countryside and up to Moulay Idress had us spellbound.
We were starting to get the essence of Morocco.
Highlights of Rabat and Meknes:
- Terrace view and pastries
- The Kasbah
- Meknes medina
- Moulay Idriss lunch with the Berber family
... by rocky groins. Distracted by this it took a few seconds for me to realise that the entire flank of the hill next to us was covered by densely packed graves. A huge field of unkept grass was packed with headstones facing the open ocean. Finding this in the middle of a city and in such prime real estate was startling, but if I was to spend eternity entombed I could think of worse places.
Having taken our fill of the vigorous breeze we ...
... right as we tried to escape the throngs of people and stalls of underwear! Finally we entered an alleyway which looked like the building materials end....far more interesting!
Once again it was like going back in time; there were a load of artisans all working out of small shops with all their products on display but you could just stand there and watch them produce in a very manually intensive way, grinding stone, welding ...
... escorting around the country. I ended up joining them for dinner, but can honestly say I wish I had dined alone. It is the first time in all my travels I found myself disliking an Aussie. Now the tour guide and one of the women were delightful. It was number 3 who was a real pill. She seemed completely miserable, was petrified of the Medina (it is a little overwhelming, but jeesh lighten up lady) and felt the need to one up me constantly during the conversation. (Oh you ...
... t take much to talk me into it but i thought i was getting quite a fair deal so didn’t haggle. Again, hindsight is a wonderful thing. Even though i hadn’t been there for that long, i had had enough and the heat was getting to me. I took some pictures of the huge watermelons (eh up) and spices on my way out, then got a petit taxi. What should have been just a simple, short route turned into a bit of a mission as i got in going the wrong way so ...