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... guy came to pick us up. It was the same guy that had gotten us on our arrival.
He was a little bit early, which was good, because I was a little worried about having enough time to buy the tickets. Turned out fine though. We walked to the square to get a Petit Taxi; they are all powder blue in Meknes. The driver did not seem very interested in taking us. The conversation was all in Arabic, so I don't know what was said.
The train station was not far away. We arrived ...
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... All day and night it is a manic carnival scene. After getting our fill of the thousands of stalls selling everything from tooled leather babouches (slipper-like shoes) to silver necklaces and mounds of spices, we still could not find our way of Jemma el Fna. We ventured just outside the market gate, heard the call to prayer and realized we were standing before the Koutouia Mosque. It is an imposing red stone and brick mosque built between 1184 and ...
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step
There's something about that phrase or mindset that appeals to me as I reflect back on an event that happened to me a few years ago. We were with my brother in Lombok and I distinctly remember that feeling of being in a Moslem country, and how uncomfortable I felt hearing the call to prayer blaring from the mosques. To put it frankly, you couldn't have got me off that island fast enough. Skipping ...
... to go to MacDonald’s. There are liquor stores, but they wrap the purchases up in newspaper to disguise the contents. While the hotels have bars for the tourists, most local restaurants don’t serve liquor, beer or wine. We did pass a couple of bars for locals- men only of course. They are private clubs with bars in the blacked out, barred windows, the doors are always locked and the bartenders are women, which is, I guess, a bit scandalous.
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