All hail the king!
Rabat Travel Blog› entry 3 of 11 › view all entries
October 12th, 2007 – by: ChgoAnge
But first things first. Since we were only in Rabat for a few hours we stored our bags at a nearby hotel before heading to the medina for lunch. The restaurant we ate at was I believe one of the few open during the day since it was still Ramadan. Unfortunately, three of our party, were unable to join as they had to go to take care of some passport/visa issues.
After lunch we explored the old medina and the Kasbah des Oudaias, a "village within the city". It is a medieval citadel and was once the stronghold of pirates. Inside the Kasbah, the walls and doors are painted white and a beautiful blue, reflecting the inhabitants life on the sea. Probably one of the most photographed areas in Morocco. I know I took a zillion photos. After a tour of the gardens and some mint tea on the terrace, we headed back to the souks of the medina. Once again, I was able to resist the call of the shopkeepers and was able to get out without parting with my dirhams.
Did I mention that the Kingwas in town? And even more importantly, so was Leonardo DiCaprio! Morocco is a major movie set it seems and Mr.
After that drama it was a crowded two hour train ride to our next destination, Meknes. Interesting in that being Ramadan, as soon as the sun went down, you could hear the food immediately being unwrapped and people perking up. I guess after two weeks of fasting people tend to get a little irritable. Also interesting was the group of people that were trying to avoid the conductor because they didn't purchase tickets. That was amusing to watch.
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