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... and mostly empty – most of the crowds and vendors come out after dark. We sauntered along the perimeter looking for a café for lunch – that’s when I saw a small crowd and a police officer.
The crowd was noisy – but that’s no big deal in Morocco, where most conversations sound like vicious arguments – and so it didn’t really attract my attention until I saw a woman’s legs on the ground. The crowd ...
... had mint tea go with it! It we laughed so much as we spotted the kitchen sink in our room next to the kitchen entrance. We weaved our way out of the alleyways, back along city walls and wated for our bus which we collapsed into and asked for the air con to be ranked up to max! The king who brought Meknes to its glory in the 1670s had a harem of over 500 women, and sired 700 sons...na bit ruthless if he didn't like your work he would crush the workers ...
... and went out on our way to the Imperial City. We walked through the souks, and I made a purchase along the way. I'm getting better at bargaining and feel quite good about it.
We made it to the square. I looked over at the big gates of the Imperial City, and they were all closed. I wasn't entirely sure if it was closed or not, but I didn't want to walk across the large square (in full blazing sun) to find out.
We walked more through ...
... situated between the old and new city. We do love getting lost deep in the usual mazes in the medinas. So today, again, off we went.
Calèche defined; a light two- or four-wheeled vehicle pulled by one or two horses
Parked just outside our hotel, was a calèche driver, who offered to take us to the medina for a 1-hour tour in his horse-drawn carriage. Our initial reaction was to ...
... Mohamed V Mausoleum (where the current kings father and grandfathers tombs are) and the Hassan Tower. From Rabat we continued on to Meknes.
I've included some photos of some stunning displays of sweets and spices in the souk, spoiled slightly when you witness the shopkeepers stack the olives and dates one at a time, each and everyone touched by human hand!