Ryad Dar Lakbira
Travel Blogs from Meknes
... enjoyed Nos Nos (coffee) whilst watching the entertainment in the centre of the square. Refreshed, we continued on walking through some gorgeous gardens and on to some old stables which at one time housed a staggering twelve thousand horses. Our time in Meknes was a great introduction to Moroccan medina’s and souks and we had time to absorb the atmosphere of this endearing old city.
Bidding farewell to Meknes ...
... a few cafés and a warren of housing. Narrow streets, mostly stairs, were flanked by Moroccan houses painted a blue, matching the fishing boats. Unlike modern Western homes these buildings are all designed to face inwards, overlooking a courtyard in the centre. What this means is that the entire domain was effectively closed to us, ornate doors with erratically placed doorknobs being the only features to break up the curving sections of painted blue ...
... storey house! This was to store grain and hay for his 12,000 horses....if this guy was alive today, he would have had sixteen holiday homes, a private jet, stables and all the toys....he was a man of excesses! Now you can understand why there are 42km of walls.
So what was it like inside? Well it was like going back in time! We walked through the main and most famous gate, Bab Mansour, which opened into a large square. I wish I ...
... escorting around the country. I ended up joining them for dinner, but can honestly say I wish I had dined alone. It is the first time in all my travels I found myself disliking an Aussie. Now the tour guide and one of the women were delightful. It was number 3 who was a real pill. She seemed completely miserable, was petrified of the Medina (it is a little overwhelming, but jeesh lighten up lady) and felt the need to one up me constantly during the conversation. (Oh you ...
... t take much to talk me into it but i thought i was getting quite a fair deal so didn’t haggle. Again, hindsight is a wonderful thing. Even though i hadn’t been there for that long, i had had enough and the heat was getting to me. I took some pictures of the huge watermelons (eh up) and spices on my way out, then got a petit taxi. What should have been just a simple, short route turned into a bit of a mission as i got in going the wrong way so ...
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Other places to stay in Meknes
Tiberbarine, Ancienne Medina Meknes, Meknes | Hotelfrom $57
79, Ksar Chaacha-Dar Lakbira, Meknes | Hotelfrom $70
20 db Lalla Sti Hennou, Meknes | 2 star hotelfrom $45
32 Derb Moulay Ahmed Chebli, Meknes | Hotelfrom $56
20 Rue Lalla Aicha Adouya, Meknes | Hotelfrom $39
25 derb Lakhouaja, Meknes | Hotelfrom $53
15 rue Arrazi, Meknes | Hotelfrom $40