Riad Ibn Battouta
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... focused on the differences in design elements between the two peoples. Also, this was the first time I put together the concept of a Berber carpet with the Berber people. They are known for the hand woven distinctive knotted carpet that people come from all over to buy.
At the pottery shop, as we made selections of things to look at or buy, the workers would point out to us if it was a Berber design or an Arab design. Given my love of symmetry and clean lines, the ...
Before leaving Rabat this morning we make a quick stop at the Hassan Tower and the tomb of Mohamed V. The colorfully uniformed guards on horseback and inside the tomb are always photo-worthy! Then we hit the road for a two-hour drive to another Imperial City – Meknes. This city is especially associated with the dynasty of Moulay Ismail, and we visit ...
... our way. It was a chilly morning but soon warmed up and the views of Fes were terrific from the hills.
Breakfast was a little later this morning because of the bike ride. I had the last tin of sardines. Badia brought us our pre-purchased bus tickets for tomorrow's transfer to Chefchaouen.
After breakfast, we decided to lose ourselves back in the medina Fes el Bali. We had the option of taking a car to visit Meknes, Moulay Idriss ...
From Essaouira we returned briefly to Casablanca, about which, honestly, there is not a whole lot to say. After five months on the road, we are a little jaded on visiting big monumental things. The only major tourist destination in Casablanca is the Hassan II Mosque, a colossal edifice which we visited in the sense that we could see it through the window of our hotel room.
Our real reason for spending time in Casablanca was that my parents were flying in ...
... Gatwick, and I would again be in familiar surroundings. We shall visit again, this time with better haggling power, more caution to the frauds lurking in the shops and for more moroccan food.
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