Riad Ibn Battouta
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... to watch the sun set over the city. We climbed the three flights of steep stairs to the rooftop and sat in the chairs as the night sky turned from blue to orange and pink. While the sun set, a prayer started in the city. Five times a day, Muslims bow to Allah in prayer. Where the sun rises and sets dictates the timing of the prayer and each of the five is unique. The towers of the mosques have megaphones and the imam of the mosque (like the father or priest) will chant the prayer out ...
... with a child. Case in point, I went out on my own for the first time to get some water and was offered to get high by some kid. Anyhow time to hit Cafe Clock which has places is both fez and Marrakesh - it reminded me of the place in Puerto Vallarta I like for fish tacos - it's very Americanized and people speak English. The draw for us was to try a camel burger. I will admit that once I saw the menu ...
... out the medina. The Chefchaouen medina is lovely with all the blue buildings and it's a very chilled out place with ************e hassling you and is small enough that you don't get too lost at all - though it's hard to be lost when you don't have a destination. We saw a great deal of the medina before finding the central square where we decided to eat our dinner in one of the restaurants with a roof top terrace about 7 floors up where we watched a spectacular sunset and ...
... is fed by some sixty springs. Not only did it determine the city location but also the development of its characteristic design: riads with courtyard-gardens, water features, extensive manicured gardens and surrounding orchards.
Initially the city began as a modest Berber settlement. In AD 818 however, following the rebellion against the Umayyads of Cordoba in southern Spain, some 8,000 families of Andalusian descent settled the east bank of Ouad ...
... from the 17th century until 1912 when Morocco is divided into French and Spanish protectorates. Note: the current Moroccan royal family belong to the former Alaouite dynasty.
Morocco disputes the Spanish enclave of Ceuta*. Spain declares war and wins a further enclave and an enlarged Ceuta enclave.
Spain creates a protectorate in the coastal areas of Morocco.
Morocco becomes a French ...