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... 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 ...
... the door I met a man of about 55-50 with a long black and grey bears, thick black rim glasses and with only one good eye to see from. I asked if he was abdessalam and he replied 'hammam'. He seemed harmless enough so we were on our way. He led us in and around the paths with lots of turns and greeted a good number of people both young and old - I took that as a good sign that he was a true local. He could speak a bit of French but not enough for any true dialogues. ...
... picked all of us up and we left Meknes and aimed for the infamous city of Fez. It would be a long drive, but was broken up nicely with several stops.
The best of these was Volubilis. This is a ruined Roman town that has been well preserved and is in the process of being restored. Our guide was knowledgeable and funny. He led us around showing us the detailed floor mosaics, depicting several gods and scenes from Roman mythology; Herakles and his ...
... ride home, only stopping when we had a flat tyre and we had to clamber out while the driver fixed the problem.
The start of a long day,but a very rewarding one,as we were treated to ever changing scenery.And you know? An oasis isn't just a circle of Palm trees with a camel or two hanging around - it is actually huge strips of land with date palms and goats and donkeys and ...
... located was surrounded by shops where gaudy white and silver wedding chairs were being built. The chairs reminded me of something out of Bollywood. Jeesh … crass was putting it mildly. And get this … the shopkeepers do not allow photos. My guess is that so many westerners were taking pictures of these fugly chairs that they put an end to it. Once past the wedding horror, we entered the carpentry section. A little narrow walkway where carpenters on both sides ...