Hotel Bab el Ain
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... a hill. I
went through the palace & then walked down the hill a bit to Castelo dos
Mouroz. It was very windy when I was there. Then I walked down into Sintra
& went through another palace, Palacio Nacional Sintra. I walked further
down the hill & stumbled across the railway station, a lot closer than the
way I had left the railway station for Palacio de Pena. I caught the train back
to Lisbon & then walked more around Lisbon.
... and buy their supplies, carrying everything back up the steep hill. Nearing the top, we found what is known as Green Morocco. Mustafa, our guide, told us that in a few months time, when the crop ripens, the goats, sheep and donkeys get very happy! He also told us that in the past, kiff used to be grown only at the very top of the mountain but now due to demand, it is more profitable for the farmers to grow this ...
... After Volubilis we headed off on the bus (around 3 hours drive) to the town of Chefchaouen. I think about 40000 people live there. It's in the Rif mountains and it's where a lot of kif (maurijuana) is grown (now illegally of course). The government is trying to get the locals to grow olives etc instead but of course that takes time to produce an income and marijuana is a cash crop with an easy export market through Spain into the rest of Europe. On our ...
In Morocco, the official language is Arabic, but in the areas that housed many tourists like us, everyone seemed to know a bunch of languages (the majority knew French Spanish and English perfectly). To me, this was incredible, as I'm still working on being fluent in my second language.
Our day concluded back at the hotel where I got to do some swimming in the pool until the sun went down, followed by the coolest dinner show, with traditional Moroccan ...
... enjoyed settling into the rhythm of the place, shopping for food at the local hole-in-the-wall markets, and wandering the steps and pathways of the old medina, which like Essaouira’s is of a size that permits you to get a little lost, but not for long.
After a few days here, it was time to head for Spain. This was a multileg journey; first a pair of petit – local - taxis from the edge of the medina took us to an area on the north end ...
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