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... We just relaxed and took our time.
We showered and got ready for the day.
Lunch on terrace above the square.
Back for a nap
Out again. Shopping. Dinner on the square.
Talk with Atika. Friday is like a Sunday--many things closed in the Medina. We were wondering why it was so quiet. The new town is open on Fridays, but closed on Sundays.
... and medina on Friday. We arrived to find the museum open but all the shops in the Medina closed. It is Friday and all the men were going to mosque. If we wanted to see anything fun, we’d have to come back another day.
We had fun trying to find a highly recommended restaurant Oumnia. The getting lost is half the fun but we were hungry and eventually gave up despite Dave's GPS on his phone indicating that ...
... but add to this donkeys, bicycles, people, motorbikes and a complete absence of spatial awareness on their part, a lack of road rules, a lack of self preservation and a strong belief in Allah and you pretty much have the picture of our nerve wracking journey to this small campsite, about 10km north of Meknes!
The positive thing was that the van was still going, albeit a tad unpredictably, 4 months later! The negative ...
... orange juice. The building was quite nice but i didn’t hang around. Instead i walked into the imperial part of the city behind the old walls but apart from a nice building facade, there was nothing really of interest. Besides, the heat was stifling and after yesterday’s exploits, i was not in the mood for much sightseeing. The route back to the Riad took me past the old city gates, which were decorated quite splendidly, then through the ...
... and medina. Old looking walls surrounded by jacarandas. There are 4 imperial cities, these are the various capitals of morocco, and this is decided by the kings. These are large areas covering many hectares that include, golf courses, shops, hammam and living quarters for the king and his family ( including his harem and wives. The prior kings had as many as 500 wives). The public do not know who the current kings mother is, they just ...