Tag Archives: Morocco

Cats (and dogs)

There are cats everywhere in Morocco. Skulking down allleys, snoozing on doorsteps, lurking round your feet in cafes and sitting patiently in front of meat and fish stalls in the souks. I saw a lot of kittens too, sometimes without … Continue reading

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The Medina of Tetouan

This is a small but nonetheless tricky to navigate medina that is apparently the most complete in the country. It dates from when an earlier town was rebuilt in the 15th century by Muslims expelled from Andalusia. It is walled … Continue reading

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Fez to Tetouan

Another five hour bus journey from Fez, through green hills and wooded mountains brought me to Tetouan, a town mostly visited by tourists for the nearby beaches as far as I can tell. I’d not been able to identify any … Continue reading

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The Medina of Fez

A short and cheap train ride from Meknes is Morocco’s second largest city and medieval capital, Fez. It was founded in the 9th century, enlarged in the 13th and 14th and houses the world’s oldest university. It has a slightly different … Continue reading

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Archaeological Site of Volubilis

A thirty minute taxi trip from Meknes are the extensive remains of what was an important town on the edges of the Roman Empire, founded in the 3rd century BC. There are a variety of styles of mosaic floors and houses whose floor … Continue reading

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Historic City of Meknes

A five an a half hour train journey, including a change at Casablanca, brought me to Meknes. I took a taxi to the old town and set off into the medina to find the cheapest hotel I’d been able to … Continue reading

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Portuguese City of Mazagan

Now called El Jadida, this is another coastal town, a five hour bus ride north from Essaouira.  The journey was enlivened by a couple of spectacles en route: a very small demonstration (for or against what I couldn’t work out, … Continue reading

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