Morocco, Morocco !!!
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Our 2009 trip to Casablanca, Rabat, Fes, Merzoga, Ouarzazat, Marrakesh, & Essaouira; was a great success. Morocco, truly; is in the top for beauty… I would recommend it to any one or group that wants to maximize a travel opportunity."
Most important, We had an exceptional experience to know morocco.
We went on our way to Rabat, which is considered the white imperial city and the administrative capital of the kingdom. The sightseeing includes the Mechouar (ramparts and walls surrounding the Royal Palace), the Oudaya Kasbah, the splendid mousc of Mohamed V mausoleum, the Hassan tower. Then we checked in to our hotel to rest and get ready for next day.
8:00 am we departeted to Meknes, the old medina is surrounded by a triple thickness
of 40 km walls and preserves the most beautiful gate of Morocco : the Bab Mansour.
Next morning, we departured to Erfoud via the mountains and the cedar woods of the middle Atlas passing by Ifrane, a charming ski resort and Azrou, an important handicraft centre and stoped in Midelt for lunch.
the most spectacular fortress in the south of Morocco, which has served as decor for many films like "Laurence of Arabia".
and we had lunch at the terrace of the restaurant facing the Kasbah before our departure to Marrakech via the Tichka pass offering an impressive landscape in the heart of the Atlas mountain chain.
We devoted the intire day to explore Marrakech, the second oldest Imperial city, known as the pearl of the South. The city was founded by the Almoravides at the end of the 11th century. The historical sightseeing includes the Menara garden, the Saadian tombs, the Bahia, the palace was given to a lady called Bahia because he delivered babies to the king (wish he met me J) and the palace was named after her.
a variety of items and the famous place Djemâa El Fna with
its non stop entertainment.
Next day, after a good rest we moved at 11.00 am to reach a city called Essaouira where many resturatnts laocated next to the beach we had lunch at one of them before we explore the idyllic fishermen town known as the former Mogador and Portuguese stronghold and famous for its woodcarving handicraft, I bought one hane painting by an artist whom I saw on one of the Morrocon T.V programs.
We then passed by kasbahs of Taouirt Tiffeltout and Ait Benhaddou,
By this our trip ended and my and my friend had extra days which we deside to spend in Agadeer before we go back to casablana for going back home.
Agadeer is a city that went through an earth quick disaster, around 20,000 were killed and the city was distoryed. Rebuilt again and many of its historical palces were gone too.
Not enough to explore this lovely country, we did enjoy every single minute of our trip.