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... for the two of us. Good idea, because we would have really gotten to know our fellow passengers if we didn't. The driver definitely knew which pedal was the gas. We were flying! This combined with the narrow winding roads through the Rif Mountains, and it kinda felt like we were on a Rally Car race ride along. The taxi could only bring us halfway to Meknes, so for the next half of the journey we decided to take a Souk bus. This is what most of ...
... 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 medina of Meknes is the first that we wandered through to get to our Riad. The maps simply did not help. Streets meandered into alley ways into dead ends. What a mess. However, by the end of two days we got pretty familiar with our neighborhood, and it end ...
... the streets had probably quadrupled from the day before and everyone seemed to have a more cheerful attitude about the day. On my way to the Medina, after walking past a couple dozen patisseries, I succumbed to the temptation and treated myself to a delicious, freshly baked pastry.
Unable to fend off my obvious tourist appearance, I accepted my role and sported my camera ready to drain my battery with a day full of pictures. My first stop was Bab ...
... too cold to stand it.
I woke up at 5:30 to see the stars and to watch the sunrise again. I was really looking forward to watching it by myself, but at around 6am a bunch of other people started to come out. I should have known I wouldn’t be the only one with the bright idea… I had to relocate my dune postioning several times because people were being SO loud. To me, the sunrise and the stars should ...