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Morocco day 3 – Fes via Meknes and Volubilius

April 10, 2016
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Go go go! We over-slept:(
We ran 30 mins late for our driver 😦

After a fabulous buffet breakfast in a Western hotel – it was time to venture into the heart of Morocco – we were off..

Map

through the outskirts of the city

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The road was being lined with soldiers & flags as the King would be traveling to Fes some time that day…

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past Technopolis
(every country has one!)

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past local farmers

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we felt at home when we saw the Eucalyptus trees

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First stop – medieval Meknes

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Lunch somewhere Western to ease the culture shock

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A stop to admire the view over the Meknes medina…

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The second stop was for the Roman ruins at Volubilus

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View of Moulay Idriss…
(a holy town which is a common pilgrimmage destination for its mausoleum)

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Gorgeous view of inland salty lake…
(with a family picnicing near by. We love that the Moroccan families love to picnic too)

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This was beautiful farming country- we saw farms of olives, almonds, wheat, figs, oranges, poppies- to name but a few…
(Meknes is known as the agriculture capital of Morocco…we can see why!)

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local towns and people…

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Hard working donkeys…

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and into Fes where we would be staying for the night 🙂

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Finally our riad in Fes – which gave us a lovely welcome of Moroccan whiskey (I.e. Mint tea) and coconut biscuits.

We had a brief break before gaming the medina for dinner. Nathan did an amazingly incredible job finding the restaurant Cafe Clock which has live music on Sunday nights. We ordered an eastern- western combination- lamb burger, lamb tangine, hummus plate & fries – surprisingly the winning dish was the lamb tangine!

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Observations thus far:

  • We won’t be needing those shorts and knee length skirts that we packed
  • Meknez – medieval  capital, Casablanca- economic capital, Fes – agricultural capital (apparently Marrakesh will be the tourist capital!)
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  1. Rebecca permalink
    April 17, 2016 5:11 pm

    Wow! Just…..wow. Amazing sights and adventures. Xx

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