The ferry ride only took 45 mins to cross into Tanjar, Morocco. Once we landed and got through customs we had to drive 2 1/2 hours to Rabat, Morrocco's capital city. On arrival into Rabat after checking into our hotel, we went for a walk to the main avenue. My first thought is this Morrocco, it is not how I imagined it. I expected Morrocco to be more colourful, with spices and exotic buildings. What I was met with were unfinished buildings and a slightly modern feel to everything. On walking through King Mohammed 5th avenue, we were lucky enough to stumble upon an arts and craft fair.
The exhibit of Moroccan culture, was also unexpected, honey, kaftans and leather shoes were on display, as well as some carpets.
Friday we departed Rabat to drive to Marrakesh, before we departed we did the city tour of Rabat.
Rabat like most cities in Europe have a large walls surrounding them.
The Shrine where Mohammed the 5th and his brother and one son are entombed. The shrine is constantly guarded by soldiers, the guards sit on the horses and both guard and horse are changed over every 1 1/2hrs. A very opulent area.
We had lunch along the Atlantic Ocean beach front in Casablanca.
That night we attended 1001 nights meal and entertainment at the Marakech casino.
This meal was very different, we had Harissa soup, then a chicken pie with an almond and honey topping very unusual sweet and savoury together. Followed by a chicken tangible, orange sorbet and some pastries with mint tea,
In Marrakech we visited the souk markets, not much on offer.
In the afternoon we visited the Berber village, argan oil is produced from a tree and creams made in this small village.
This concludes our tour of this part of Morrocco, tomorrow we head to Fez.