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Travel Blogs from Meknes
... We just relaxed and took our time.
We showered and got ready for the day.
Lunch on terrace above the square.
Back for a nap
Out again. Shopping. Dinner on the square.
Talk with Atika. Friday is like a Sunday--many things closed in the Medina. We were wondering why it was so quiet. The new town is open on Fridays, but closed on Sundays.
... and medina on Friday. We arrived to find the museum open but all the shops in the Medina closed. It is Friday and all the men were going to mosque. If we wanted to see anything fun, we’d have to come back another day.
We had fun trying to find a highly recommended restaurant Oumnia. The getting lost is half the fun but we were hungry and eventually gave up despite Dave's GPS on his phone indicating that ...
... but add to this donkeys, bicycles, people, motorbikes and a complete absence of spatial awareness on their part, a lack of road rules, a lack of self preservation and a strong belief in Allah and you pretty much have the picture of our nerve wracking journey to this small campsite, about 10km north of Meknes!
The positive thing was that the van was still going, albeit a tad unpredictably, 4 months later! The negative ...
... most Roman ruins: grand gated entrance, victory archway, noble houses, craftsmens' homes, bathhouse, temples a main thorughfare and a basilica. However, what set the site apart was the incredible mosaics that remained on the floor of the noble houses. My favorite, without a doubt, was the mosaic entitled "Baccus Surrounded by the Four Season". The colours were remarkably well preserved and there were very few tiles missing. It was really remarkable considering that there was ...
We woke up at 07.15 to get our stuff ready for 1-day trip and to catch a train leaving from Fez at 08.50. Unfortunately we didnīt manage to have breakfast so at least we took advantage of walking toward one of the most important meeting points of Fez (gate "Bab Boujloud") and bought a few snacks on the way there. As usually our train was on time so at 09.00 we were already heading to Meknes (one way ticket from Fez to Meknes costs 20 Dhs. per person). After 40 minutes ...