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Travel Blogs from Meknes
... hall. It was absolutely huge and every inch of it was intricately carved. I have no words to describe it really, have a look at the photos! (Not that they'll do it justice!) We got taken around and told about the prayer rituals and ceremonies and learnt about how it was built and the materials used. They used a lot of materials that were resistant to the sea, as half the mosque was built on the ocean, because of the saying in the Koran; 'the throne of god is on the sea'. ...
... the town as well as the famous mosque of Moulay Idriss. At 13.00 we went to one of the restaurants situated in the main square and ordered two sandwiches. After lunch we started walking toward Volubilis which is a partly excavated Roman city in Morocco situated approx. 4 km from Moulay Idriss.
Built in a fertile agricultural area, it was developed from the 3rd century BC onwards as a Phoenician/Carthaginian settlement. It grew rapidly under Roman rule ...
... been a large granary, but the former sounds far more gruesome and exciting. And of course, for Moroccan marketing purposes, it is easier to justify the entrance fee. Ian wonders whether he might get a good price for Gill but fails once more. Suspect they think it might cost too much to feed this white slave.
We finish the morning with a saunter through the souqs and return to the hotel for lunch and a swim. Today the pool looks a tad cleaner, we can ...
... campaign in
the villages, driving through beautiful rolling farmland lots of
little barley fields, perfect weather sunny and not too hot; this
morning I dewormed approximately 354 horses, mules and donkeys it was
a bit of chaos - everyone wanted to be first done, the technician had
a list of owners and wanted very badly to do things in order and kept
screaming out names, while teh owners who weren't on the list argued
The first half of the day was free time to explore the city of Meknes. This city is smaller and more relaxed than the previous cities. I wandered around for the morning exploring and getting lost. It was recommended that I check out the "Gainerie". I am still not really sure what this building is supposed to be. It was mainly an empty building that was supposed to store water. Again, not really sure how that worked, but I enjoyed wandering the grounds. Crossing ...