The smallest Imperial city, Meknes
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We got up a little later than the days before, since it was only a short ride from Fes to Meknes. But first we went to visit the excavations of Volubilis, a Roman settlement; it's name means changing, unpredictable, named like that because of the ever changing sand dunes. So far only 1/3 is excavated, since the teams only dig 1 or 2 months per year. It isn't a spectacular excavation for those used to Pompeii or Olympia however it's still worth the effort; on the few remain columns storks nestle.
After visiting Volubilis it was time to drop of some of the group members of at the hotel, them being sick or simply overheated and then we went to the Medina of Meknes. Contrary to Fes, the medina here can be done by car/bus. It wasn't as overwhelming as Fes though....we also visited the Royal Golf Course, on the grounds of the Royal Palace, destroyed during an earthquick.
Then we had some time off at the pool of the hotel, where it was very crowded. Imagine our surprise however that our group was the only group in the hotel, infact we were the only guests! We had 3 members of staff per person at our disposition....talking about feeling pampered!