Today was another early start. We are heading to Meknes, one of Morocco’s four imperial cities, lunch at Palais Didi, visiting Volubilis, a Roman settlement dating from the 3rd Century BC then dinner at Maison Bleue and being entertained by a Malhoune singer (he was amazing!)
We started off at Volubilis, a Roman settlement from the 3rd Century BC. I am in awe of the history and ruins that are out in the open, exposed to the elements, visitors, etc. and all that still remains to be discovered in the area. I often think that if I were to do things again, I would love to do something with archeology, discovering ancient ruins, history… it fascinates me.
This is Cathy… or as I liked to call her “Debbie Reynolds” and me ( picture proof I was at Volubilis 🙂
Another stop was at the Le Greniers de Moulay Ismail. Moulay Ismail was a Moroccan leader who had his slaves create the Royal Stables that would eventually house 12,000 royal horses. Most of the stables are in ruin now due an earthquake in the 18th century. It is still an impressive site to visit. This has also been the site of many movies including Ishtar and The Jewel of the Nile.
We stopped at a store in Meknes and while I was sitting outside soaking up the city, a procession went into a restaurant. It is a shakey video taken with my cell, but the sounds are totally Moroccan.
Dinner this evening was in Fes at La Maison Bleue (owned by the same family as the Riad we were staying at). What a great group of women.
And for Entertainment Malhoune performers.Thanks for stopping by,
Elizabeth, Your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator