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... and into some stores. Hunter saw some Fatima hands that she liked. Supposedly, the style is from Meknes only--black metal with silver thread pounded into it. It did seem unique, and we did not see this style in Marrakech. Either way, she liked them, so we started to haggle.
We double teamed the guy on this one. He wanted 200 dh for one. We got two for 150 dh. He actually seemed a little mad when all was done. Usually, they're quite happy at the ...
... then we changed our minds. The guy seemed amicable and it would be a great way to get overview of the main sights and help us to get oriented.
Once we crossed the river, we turned left. After few hundred meters, we followed the 12 meter high Palace walls.We entered through a plain gate and found ourselves dwarfed between two high walls. The driver turned to us and said, no ...
... tumultuous past of the area. At the fall of the Roman Empire the Vandals succeeded in invading down into North Africa, followed by a Berber uprising to establish an independent kingdom in Morocco, and then finally an Arab invasion from the east during the zenith of the Islamic caliphate. Despite all of this upheaval, the site was not completely destroyed and was recovered in the early 20th century.
It was interesting to see the ...
... did. We found a campsite some 25km north (nothing in Casablanca) and rested up. It was now Saturday evening and Nissan would be shut till Monday.
Monday morning, we waited till about 9.45 before driving into Casablanca. In Morocco, 4,000 die each year and over 100,000 injured in traffic accidents. Casablanca has 4 million people; we were not wanting to meet them all at once! I had extended my explanation through Google Translate ...
... Muslims and Berbers under one flag and instilled peace throughout the country. However, the tomb did not permit non-Muslims to visit the site so since I was an “infidel”, the closest I could get was a picture of the site and the town with its beautiful little white houses (as a opposed to “little pink houses”) dotting the hillside.
With pictures in hand, we drove back in the direction we had come and 20 minutes later we were in Meknes. Meknes ...