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... hours later we were finally in Sevilla, the meeting point for our group We Love Spain that would take us across the border the following morning. We stayed in a much-to-be-desired hotel room that thank god we were only in for one night at the beginning and one night at the end of our trip.
At 9am, our group met in the plaza. We loaded up the bus with 52 people and off we went! The ride was about 3 hours to Gibraltar, the straight in ...
... 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 ...