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Fes – Our Last Imperial City

Fes is Morocco’s second largest city, after Casablanca, with a population of about 1 million people. It was the last of four imperial cities on our guided bus tour, the others being Rabat, Marrakesh, and Meknes which we had visited earlier. The old walled city, Fes el Bali, is believed to be the worlds largest…

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Morocco Continued – Volubilis

Volubilis is a Roman ruins archaeological site near the city of Meknes. It was situated near the westernmost border of Roman conquests and was built as an administrative center sometime in the third century BC. While the Romans evacuated most of Morocco by the end of the 3rd century AD the city of Volubilis lived…

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Rabat – The Moroccan Capital

After Casablanca we drove to Rabat, Morocco’s capital city. Rabat is Morocco’s third largest city with some 650,000 people and in my opinion is much more tourist friendly than Casablanca that we saw earlier in the day. First on the list was the Royal Palace. This was the only time we were able to take…

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Casablanca – Just Another City

I must admit when Karolina first suggested Morocco as our vacation destination the only thing that came to my mind was Casablanca. Age old Hollywood marketing did it for me and the line “Here’s looking at you, kid” popped right up, for a good reason too as it was voted the 5th most memorable quote…

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Last of Marrakesh – The Man Who Knew Too Much

We visited Marrakesh twice during our trip, once at the beginning of our guided tour, and then again on our way back to Agadir. The second time around we ate lunch at Dar Es-Salam, a restaurant made famous by Alfred Hitchcock’s 19556 classic “The Man Who Knew Too Much”. The movie itself was actually shot…

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Moroccan Adventures – Marrakesh

Karolina and I spent the last two weeks traveling through Morocco. The trip began with a week long drive trough Morocco’s major cities; Agadir, Marrakesh, Casablanca, Rabat, Meknes, and Fes, with a long 500km track back to Marrakesh and then again back to Agadir for a second full week of beach resting. With a new…

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Morocco Bound

After three solid months of work it is time for a little vacation :) Morocco will probably be the most exotic destination I’ve ever been to. First half of the trip will consist of a guided tour of all major Moroccan cities while the second half will be spent in Agadir where we plan on…