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  • Day5

    Rabat

    September 24, 2017 in Morocco ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Rabat is the capital of Morocco where the Parliament sits and the King's Palace is. After a bit of a disappointing breakfast here at The Farah Hotel we set forth at 10 am for an interesting tour of the places of interest. Firstly, was the unfinished tower and mausoleum of Hassan II and Mohammed V who died in the 90s and 60s respectively. We took pictures of the guards, some on horseback and those who guard the tomb. Following this was a walk in the Medina to the Casbah down the picturesque, if fraught with dangerous potholes,
    cobbled alleyways. There are numerous cats, looking thin and scraggy, whom the locals feed. Cats are preferred to dogs as pets as they are thought to be much cleaner creatures. We had a view of the beach and river estuary with Rabat on one side and Sale on the other. The temperature was steadily climbing and there was a welcome breeze here overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Now it was time to call in at a local cafe and partake of mint tea and locally made almond biscuits which were delicious although the guy collecting the money didn't necessarily have change and didn't really feel he should give you any anyway! After this we walked past where scenes of Mission Impossible 6 and Black Hawk down were filmed and then onto the grounds of the Royal Palace. Lunch was at a local restaurant and Ted partook of the meatballs (recommended dish) and I had the less appetising chicken tagine. Return to the hotel now and free time allotted to us for good behaviour so Ted and I sat by the rooftop pool. We were soon joined by several agreeable members of the group and spent a pleasant afternoon in the sun with a swim. Dinner at the hotel's Italian restaurant tonight.
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  • Day4

    Casablanca

    September 23, 2017 in Morocco ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    An early start! Cases outside the door by 7.15, breakfast, then off to the station to catch the 8.20 to Casablanca. Fabulous station building remembered from the Michael Portillo programme. Old fashioned train in compartments for 6 and into Casablanca by just after 12.30pm. Landscape on the way barren but punctuated by irrigated areas of greenery. The 3 major industries are Tourism, Agriculture and Phosphate exportation in that order. Unable to see the mounds of white phosphate as they were obscured by mist but a lot of it is on the way to Casablanca.
    Casablanca is a very modern and smart city with 5 million people. King of Saudi Arabia has his holiday home there and there are lots of very prosperous residences with swimming pools in the way to The Corniche-the promenade really-where we had our lunch at a hotel. Various types of fried fish for all with salad and fruit. We had stopped at the "heart" of the city (Mohammed V Square) with its fantastic fountains, for photos but after lunch went to visit the iconic Hassan II Mosque which is absolutely huge, built over the sea and occupies 9 hectares. We had a comprehensive tour and talk of the mosque and ablutions! Rick's cafe ( not the original!) scene if the film Casablanca was photographed from the bus then it was on to Rabat for a two night stay.
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  • Day6

    On to Tangiers!

    September 25, 2017 in Morocco ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    9am start with a 3 hour drive to Tangiers-too many delays with the train apparently! Visited the Caves of Hercules and the lighthouse at Spartel Cape on the way to lunch. This was another set meal with salad, a Moroccan chicken dish in a filo pastry case with icing sugar and cinnamon which made it sweet, followed by water melon. After this we did a walking sight seeing tour of Tangiers through the Kasbah, saw the grand banyan tree in Mendoubia Gardens and the Grand Socco. On then to the hotel which is a bit remote on top of a hill across the bay from the Port. Ted and I took our own cases up to the room instead of waiting for the porters so that we could be first out on the deserted but lovely poolside. In fact the whole hotel appears to be a little deserted! Just our group filtering out to have a swim and a sunbathe in the last dying rays.Read more

  • Day36

    Rabat - Oudayas

    February 3, 2017 in Morocco ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    The city part Oudayas was built in the 12th century during the reign of the Almohad Caliphate and is standing on the hill over the river, oposite to Salé. It is probably my favourite place in Rabat and I love to return everytime.
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    Časť mesta Rabat, Oudayas, bola postavená v 12tom storočí počas vlády Almohad-a Caliphate-iho. Stojí na kopci nad riekov oproti mestu Salé. Je asi mojím najobľúbenejším miestom v Rabate a nikdy neváham sa sem vrátiť.
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  • Day4

    Rabat

    December 24, 2018 in Morocco ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    The capitol is a much prettier city than Casablanca, with large parks & many a historic building or monument. The ocean climate and the river delta make for good climate throughout the year.
    And the Medina is gorgeous!Read more

  • Day7

    Museum—Tangier American Legation

    December 28, 2019 in Morocco ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

    The first American public property outside the United States, it commemorates the historic cultural and diplomatic relations between the United States and the Kingdom of Morocco. It is now officially called the Tangier American Legation Institute for Moroccan Studies, and is a cultural center, museum, and a research library, concentrating on Arabic language studies.Read more

  • Day8

    Dinarjat Restaurant

    December 29, 2019 in Morocco ⋅ 🌙 15 °C

    Upon arrival, you will be greeted by a guide in traditional costume who will lead you by lamp-light to this magnificent Arab-Andalusian-style abode right in the heart of the medina of Rabat. Sample the sublime and authentic flavours of this Moroccan gastronomic cuisine by the light of the flickering candles and the gentle sway of the musicians' melodies.Read more

  • Day8

    Kasbah of the Udayas

    December 29, 2019 in Morocco ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    The Kasbah of the Udayas (also spelled "Oudaias" or "Oudayas") is a kasbah (citadel) in Rabat, Morocco. It is located at the mouth of the Bou Regreg river, opposite Salé, and adjacent to the old medina of Rabat. It is listed, along with other sites in Rabat, as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.Read more

  • Day8

    Mausoleum of Mohammed V

    December 29, 2019 in Morocco ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    The Mohamed V Mausoleum is not only a perfectly preserved example of the Alaouite dynasty’s architectural style, but it is the final resting place of three significant members of the royal family. Here visitors and locals are able to pay their respect to these leaders and marvel at the detailed and beautifully designed mausoleum. It is both a tomb and a mosque and the Mohamed V Mausoleum is one of the few holy places that are open to the public.Read more

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Rabat, إقليم الرباط

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