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... Empire. At one point historians say that nearly 20,000 people were settled here. The Romans got tired of defending their interests so far from home and around 280 they abandoned the town to its indigenous inhabitants – the Berbers, Jews and Syrians. The town flourished and had all the trappings for the well-heeled ancient Moroccans until its riches in mosaic, marble and granite began to be plundered for the palaces of nearby Fez. Finally, the ...
... around the internal Kasbah ...with 8 major gates...we went and looked at the gate to the Jewish quarter which proclaimed itself as being the most beautiful entry...however apparently it is not, another gate, built later by the King is the Most Beautiful! Gate. We learnt a lot about the history of the Jews in Morocco, how not many are left as they moved to Israel, but now the tourism from Jews returning to look for their ancestors is a ...
... embroidered furnishings. We were further greeted by the manager of the establishment who shortly showed us up the spiralling stairs to our abode for the nights ahead. It featured a gargantuan bed with draping silk curtains as white as the teeth of Simon Cowell after a fresh bleaching and brightly coloured stained glass windows that filled the room with a plethora of different hues with every ray of light. After shedding our heavy load ...
... 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
... of these doors were pretty good, but not enough to sustain an interest as we constantly became lost in the twisting alleyways.
Lauren and I had a pita bread sandwich at a small stall near the main gate of the district. It was delicious minced meat and salad, but made more enjoyable by the 6 MAD ($1) price tag. We ate it as we wandered about trying to find a view of the open ocean, but each alley we chose twisted and narrowed until we ...