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... pay more than 20 dirham or $2 for the ride. The guy who pounced on me at the train station said 40, I said no and keep walking away from the train station where I could find a cheaper taxi. About half way down the second block he finds me and agrees to 20!
the hotel was a pleasant surprise. I found someone who knew where the place was and at the top of the larger walkway he points down a very ...
... which we followed and thankfully after a bit of a walk we spotted a bus station. We approached a man and asked for the bus to Fez, at the same time a battered old coach passed us, our man proceeded to run after it and successfully stop it. Another man who was hanging out the back of the door came and threw our bags in and hurried us on to the local coach where we sat in our soaking clothes for the two hour journey. Thankfully when we arrived it was raining less and we found ...
... on the hillsides, which produced excellent olives and grapes. It is always impressive to study the amazingly intricate engineering that Romans had mastered so many centuries ago. We hadn’t toured a Roman city for a couple of years, so it was great to see Volubiliis, in a most unexpected location.
Our next stop was the city of Meknes, the youngest of Morocco's 4 imperial cities. It was the capital of Morocco in the 17th century, which was its ...
... prompting detailed questions were asked about every facet of their construction. How many orphans' fingers were crushed by the hammering of the silver threads? Was the steel blade of that ornate knife quenched in the heart of a virgin? If I buy three of them can I get a kick in the shin for free? The answers were always the same: whatever makes it sound more expensive. At the end most of the group was sitting outside in the sun and waiting for these ladies to ...
... colouring leather using dyes in huge colouring pots called tanneries. Navigating the medina to find the elusive tanneries was time consuming and tedious. Eventually we got ourselves close enough to the biggest one and took up the offer from a 'tour guide' to show us the place. 5 dirhams bought us a visit to a leather shop overlooking the tanneries and permission to take a few pictures.
I'll try to get some rest now. Only 4 more hours to ...