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... only from the outside of course).
The great grandson of the prophet Mohammed is buried here, and every year thousands of muslims descend on this tiny town in pilgrimage. One of the five tenants of Islam is that everyone must visit Mecca at least once in their lifetime. Since many Moroccans cannot afford the trip to Saudi Arabia, they instead can come to this holy site five times to make up for it. Kind of a concession from ...
After the delirium of the previous day we woke refreshed, gathered our belongings, piled up the minibus and headed off to the Hassan II Mosque. On the way we passed Rick's Cafe, which may or may not have been the original restaurant featured as the gin dive in the Bogart/Bergman classic. Arriving at the huge courtyard that stretched out form the mosque, there was no question about its spectacular size. The building was huge and its gigantic 210 metre minaret (the ...
... suitably admired. Harsh flat American accents betrayed the origin of these amazingly brittle people.
It was all rather extraordinary - and in a bizarre way, very entertaining. Were we really in the old medina of Fes and what were we doing here? I was sharply reminded that we could not have been more alienated from our medieval environment than being in Fes with the Beautiful People of the Hotel Palais Jamai.
Smiling to ourselves at ...
... and always admiring the beautiful light. In the evenings, shop keepers cover their stalls with wooden shudders and sweep the streets clean. Children and young men turn the neighbourhood alley into a football pitch in the light of the moon. The cafés host the sound of drums and traditional Gnawa music. It is a mixture of African, Berber, and Arabic religious songs and rhythms joining music and acrobatic dancing. The young male players, dressed in sweats, ...
... one to go into the cave below. The house was clearly built recently and looked very nice on the outside, but if you stepped in the entry way you could see that the frame is built of thin, old branches and logs that don't seem sturdy enough for a house to sit on (see photos!). Pretty interesting stuff!
Once we reached the end of our walk, we were treated to a beautiful view over the city. While we were taking our photos and admiring the view, he told ...