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... embroidered furnishings. We were further greeted by the manager of the establishment who shortly showed us up the spiralling stairs to our abode for the nights ahead. It featured a gargantuan bed with draping silk curtains as white as the teeth of Simon Cowell after a fresh bleaching and brightly coloured stained glass windows that filled the room with a plethora of different hues with every ray of light. After shedding our heavy load ...
... shops were not open after ohhhing and ahhhing over all the scarves and shoes we walked to an old palace which has been restored to now have one of the best museums in Meknes, beautiful displays of robes, jewellery, tapestry and even serving bowels were amazing to look at. I loved the jewellery display of course. The Madina is set out in a series of rings the easiest way to explain it, is to compare it to a tree the oldest parts and houses are in the middle and ...
... about them. We had a fantastic, captivating guide and not only were the ancient ruins unbelievable, the vista back over the surrounding countryside and up to Moulay Idress had us spellbound.
We were starting to get the essence of Morocco.
Highlights of Rabat and Meknes:
- Terrace view and pastries
- The Kasbah
- Meknes medina
- Moulay Idriss lunch with the Berber family
... by rocky groins. Distracted by this it took a few seconds for me to realise that the entire flank of the hill next to us was covered by densely packed graves. A huge field of unkept grass was packed with headstones facing the open ocean. Finding this in the middle of a city and in such prime real estate was startling, but if I was to spend eternity entombed I could think of worse places.
Having taken our fill of the vigorous breeze we ...
... entertainers drawing a small crowd and a couple of beggars.
We walked across the square and turned left towards the souk and suddenly we were in the narrowest of streets that had only ever been designed for a donkey and cart. We were shoulder to shoulder, back to back and front to front, all at the same time...population density, one person per sq ft! As we didn't need any more clothing, we hung right as soon as we could and then ...