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... 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 ...
... Cupid and the second was a detailed dedication to the trials of Hercules.
Walking though the ruins I was brought back to my semester abroad and the roman ruins in Pompeii, Rome, and Bath. In order to truly appreciate the remains one needs a well developed imagination in order to recreate the buildings along the two main roads, one north-south and the other east-west. I was surprised to find such definition in the ruins and mosaics ...
... headed west and then south to Casablanca. Bob put it best when he wrote: "Of all the Nissan dealers in all the towns in all the world, you two would have to drive into Casablanca to get an Accelerator Sensor!!". Being Humphrey Bogart fans, that cracked us up!
We got the van to Casablanca - no mean feat! For 240km, we had the orange light every time our speed dropped below 40km - fortunately we could opt for motorway for most of it, ...
... about almost two hours to walk through the entire site, and Rashid was a wealth of knowledge about the various ruins and mosaics.
After the trip to Volubilis, we took a back road around the hillside to Meknes and made a quick stop above the town of Moulay Idris. The holy town of Moulay Idris is the location for the tomb of Moulay Idris, the great grandson of Mohammad (founder of Islam). Moulay Idris is considered the founder of Morocco as he united the ...