Snapshot Morocco: Volubilis

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.

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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.

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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

Article by Nina Fuentes

Nina doesn't aim to travel to every country in the world -- she just wants to travel to the places that means the most to her. She started traveling in 2006, and hopes to travel for as long as she can. Her travel blog, Just Wandering won the Best Travel Blog in the 2010 Philippine Blog Awards and in the 2011 Nuffnang Asia Pacific Blog Awards.

This Article Has 21 Comments
  1. I’m so excited for both of you! I’ll wait for your next updates!

  2. wow! eto na ba another big trip? enjoy Morocco Nina! πŸ™‚

  3. Wee! Can’t wait to see more pictures!

  4. Marky says:

    Wow Casablanca…lol at “konichiwa” greetings.

  5. Love it! Morocco pala next destination, goodbye headwear ( looking forward to the Morocco series πŸ™‚ )

  6. chyng says:

    go and capture your best shots! love, tyra. chos!

  7. kim and mj says:

    Wow, Morocco! Hanging on for the next posts. Have a fun and safe travel Nina and please take loads of photos so we can live vicariously through your wanderings:-D

  8. Angela says:

    Wohoah! My dream destination. ‘will watch out for ur nxt post. have a rockin’ Morocco trip! πŸ™‚

  9. wow,Morocco! sana isinama mo ako Nina! my first CS guest is from Morocco and he has been waiting for me since August 2009!Enjoy and looking forward to more stories and pictures!!!

  10. wow Morocco!! ang masasabi ko lang ay inggit ako!! hahaha

  11. RON says:

    OMG!!!!
    i hate you Nina!!!

    walang pasabi! LOL
    enjoy!

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