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Oct 8, 2017 - travel companions

Well there's certainly lots of variety in this group. One of the more clueless is JJ. On the first day that we met her, after introducing ourselves and talking about where we were all living, JJ, out of the blue, asked elise how far Minneapolis was from NY...not that anyone had said anything about NY. On the 2nd day of a BEST OF MOROCCO tour that one could reasonably assume she knowingly signed up for, she had an epiphany and turned to elise, at the end of a walking tour, and said "Did you know that we're actually in Northern Africa?"....

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Dec 4, 2016 - Meknes, Imperial City #2

Rabat was a lot of fun. Weather was unsettled and I didn't feel 100% so outings were curtailed. Enjoyed the souk- note BBQ'd beast( sheep?). Had lunch on way out of town on replica of 'dhow'- Arabic boat. Torrential rain on way to a Meknes. Will post pics from this area tomorrow including 'Moroccan' porn...stay tuned.

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Oct 26, 2016 - Volubilis and Meknes

We drove north out of Casablanca along the coastal road. At Rabat we turned east towards Meknes. Morocco is very dry along the coast. Inland we started to see arable land. Rabat is the capital where the king and his wife reside. It is a large city which we saw from the distance. We drove through Meknes and on past Mouly Idriss--a Moroccan holy town established in the 800's A D. Volubilis was just beyond. This is a Roman town--ruin--that was established 100-200 B.C. it is very interesting as many intact and colorful mosaics can be...

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Oct 7, 2014 - Visite de Meknès

L’approche du retour se fait sentir et nous avons adopté un rythme plus relaxe pour les derniers jours pour faciliter la transition vers le Québec. Aujourd’hui, petite balade en train de 30 minutes qui nous amène vers Meknès, autre ville reconnue dans le patrimoine mondial de l’Unesco. Meknès est à toute fin pratique, une version plus petite de Fèz, avec un rythme plus lent. De la gare, on a trouvé notre petit hôtel (recommandation du Guide Routard, très modeste, peu dispendieux et propre) qui est situé dans la médina (vieille partie...

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May 27, 2013 - Meknes to Chefchaouen

A very long day & Internet access wasn’t available in the rooms, just in the dining area so I didn’t get to do today’s update on time – sorry about that. We had a 9:00am start which was quite civilized & the 9 of us caught 3 taxis to the Royal Palace region of Meknes. The taxis were incredibly cheap at 20 Dirham which worked out at about 80 cents each. We started off at the Granaries built by Moulay Ismail for his 12,000 horses. He was one of Morocco’s greatest rulers, contemporary with Louis XIV of France & I think they had a competition...

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Shirley's 2013 Trip

May 26, 2013 - Casablanca to Meknes

It’s been an amazing day but it’s already 10:00pm & we just got back to the hotel from dinner. I can hear the call to prayer echoing across the city from all the mosques, which is lovely. Our group is very compatible & I think we’ll have some fun times. We have 8 women, ranging from early 50’s & I’d think I’m the oldest. We have a lone male in the group but our tour leader is a young bloke plus our driver so that helps to balance the numbers somewhat. Our day started with a guided tour of the Hassan II mosque which is the jewel in...

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Shirley's 2013 Trip

Nov 8, 2011 - Magical Meknes

We took our time this morning; had our breakfast, packed our bags; brought them downstairs to be stored in a room (to be picked up later), stepped outside into the sunshine and 13 degrees C. We took a taxi to the starting point of our walking tour at about 10 am. We visited the Granaries built by Moulay (Sultan) Ishmael centuries ago - a very peaceful place. Then we walked alongside the Royal Palace in between two enormous walls. At the end of this road we went through a short tunnel and a gate to the Square. We went into the Koubba el...

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Apr 4, 2011 - We head East

Breakfast and then a visit to the Hussan 11 Mosque again. This time we visit inside. Massive complex – supposed to be the largest outside of Mecca. Holds up to 25,000 worshipers. Built in 1993 and only 6 years to complete. A lovely place, a credit to the architects, craftsmen and builders working 24 hours a day in shifts. We board our train – this time first class – a little different from our train from the airport. Set off on time at 11.15. As usual the train traverses the worst part of town. Many smallholdings with a few sheep and goats...

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Oct 6, 2010 - Volubilis & Meknes

Our guide Mahomid day 1 organised a taxi driver to take us to Volubilis (Roman ruins ) and on to We left at 9.30 and were back at 7pm. cost for the driver and taxi for the day 800dirham ($100) WE stopped on the way for any photo shots Patricia wanted, that needed more than shooting through the car window. One of the early ones was roadside vegie stalls. the attraction was donkeys. You can see from the photos that we enjoyed a ride. Getting on was trickier, no photos shown of that! The area we went throguh included rich farming areas (mostly...

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May 26, 2010 - Moroccan Marriage, Meknes and Mawazzine

Mardi, le 26 mai, 2010 Hi again! Hope all's been going well lately. A quick hello and goodbye to our exchange student, Kenny, who's leaving our family this week (will miss you bud! see you in August!), and a congrats is in order to Chris and Kenny's OM team for what I know was an incredible performance last week at the world competition :) As far as my personal updates, I've had a very exciting past couple of weeks! I apologize for the long delay in posting, and I have a ton to catch you up on, so I'll have to give you a quick soundbyte of...

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Mandy's in Morocco

May 16, 2010 - Casablanca, Rabat, Meknes

Tour group begins siteseeing: Drive along La Corniche, waterfront of Casablanca; Hassan II Mosque, world's 3rd largest mosque, largest mosque in Morocco, completed in 1989, but was inaugurated in 1993. Rabat - Mausoleum of Mohamed V; Unfinished mosque and Hassan Tower; Kasbah Des Oudaias - Andalusian garden, Moor residential area (blue walls) Meknes - Jewish Quarter,Bab Mansour, main square

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Apr 4, 2010 - Meknès

@@@@@@@ The train was running late but we didn’t really mind too much because it was such a nice compartment and we had already booked a place to stay in Meknès. We arrived after 9:30pm and it was very dark but the area in front of the train station was well lit. Most of the passengers for Meknès disembarked when we did so there was a real demand for taxis and we were surprised that there weren’t more waiting for fares. We were approached by a ‘grand taxi’ driver who quoted us double the fare, and I wanted to wait for a ‘petit’ taxi and not...

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