Our Moroccan adventure is off to a good start! Instead of staying at Casablanca (our point of entry), we hopped on the train to Fes and got off at Meknes, one of Morocco’s old imperial cities. There’s not as much tourist here, so the touts aren’t as agressive. Or maybe we’re just too oblivious.
The ruins of Volubilis
Oddly enough, most of the time we’re mistaken as Japanese tourist. Shop keepers would call out “konnichiwa” when we pass. Maybe they’re in the bigger cities, but we aren’t seeing that many Asians here.
We conked out early last night. The stress from travelling over 24 hours have finally caught up with us. Despite the timezone change, it was easy for us to adjust and jet lag is still a foreign concept. I feel I am finally in the right timezone: we departed Abu Dhabi at 2am (6am Manila time, the time I usually sleep) and arrived in Casablanca at 6am (2pm Manila time, the time I usually wake up).
We’ve eaten tagine, pastilla, khoob, and the local salad, sausage and olives. We’re looking forward to eating more in the coming days.
Today we went to the Holy town of Moulay Idriss, where its namesake is buried, the great grandson of the Prophet Mohammed. From there, we headed to Volubilis, the ancient Roman city. Well, former city. Only the ruins are left, but you can imagine how grand the place was.
Tomorrow we’re checking out of our Riad and headed to another picturesque town in the mountains. Till the next update!
Photo by Cla Ines