Sofitel Rabat Jardin des Roses
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Yes, after 30 hours of awake time and four different flights, Doug and I finally arrived in our first destination--Rabat, the capital city of Morocco. The trip here was interesting and not without its challenges which you can read about in my Facebook postings. But here I want to reflect on my first impressions--our hotel for the next six nights.< …
... stop was the Mausoleum of Mohammad V, the father of the current KIng, Mohammad VI where Roz and I posed for a photo op with one of the costumed guards.
Morocco is ruled by a king who lives in any one of more than 20 royal palaces or residences scattered throughout the country. HIs homes are massive in scale, like the one in Fez, that covers 80 acres and contains a 9 hole golf course. The previous king had a new residence built ...
... in the desert and I enjoyed seeing the old buildings, gardens, beaches, and the guards at the tomb. The only bad thing about the day, aside from sore shoulders carrying my bags around everywhere, was the dishonest taxi driver that picked me up at the bus station. I negotiated to tell him what I would pay for him to take me to Chella but he said he would use the meter. I like to avoid the meter here since I don't speak the language an have no idea if the ...
... sits in from of his computer and the officer beckons for Grants passport.
He checks on his computer, enters Grants passport details and also a 7 digit number and then stamps that number into his passport and says ‘Moto’. Understood. This is the number you show if you are stopped by police check points and so forth registering the machine in Morocco.
Mr Unofficial leads him back to the bike and Jules. He leaves and ...
... while following (at least a bit) globalisation trends. Can explain the vast gap between the liberated Casablanca woman, hair in the wind, going to work driving her convertible Mercedes, and the country side people, going to the market on a donkey-pulled cart, or walking across highways to gather with their neighbours. And yes, they still meet their neighbours, as only half of them use Internet and Facebook.
What does it say to you???