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... chambers. There were no locks, it was all one room. There was little light and there was only a small amount of light coming from occasional holes in the roof. It was really creepy, made even more so by the fact they had not put any lights or anything in and had instead just emptied it out let people in. After a bit of time walking around the fascinating place we headed out. From there we headed into the medina of Meknes. It was much smaller and quieter with more ...
... walked to the corner and turned right as he vanished. And as he went out of sight, what came into sight? I dunno!! We were at some exit to the walled city, facing a military parade grounds, nowhere near where we wanted to be but now financially lighter than before. How did he do that? How did we let him?
It's not as if we hadn't been paying attention. We had already spotted the recurrent dance we have dubbed the Moroccan Three-Step:
1) While on our ...
... with now a whole museum devoted to it. Back in the bus, we entered the medina through another entrance, then our guide got us a short cuter through the police entrance to a non significant entry,,and we turned the corner and WOW! A large water pond with a fountain (trying to model Versailles) with the beautiful old walls of the kasbah in the background....unfortunately the effect was somewhat spoiled by numerous white display tents for ...
... 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
... we were gliding along sections of city walls. We concluded the 1-hour tour in about 2 hours. At the gateway Bab el- Mansour, the stunningly beautiful Palace Gate in a massive wall across from the central plaza, and let our driver go.
We walked across to Place el-Hedim, a smaller, less touristy, version of Plaza Jemaa El Fna in Marrakech. The temperature hovers around 90F but is ...