Posts Tagged "Morocco"

Marrakech Morocco

  On April 16, 2017, we docked in Casablanca, Morocco, where we traveled 4 hours by bus to the fabled Marrakech. Marrakesh, located in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, is possibly the most important of Morocco’s four former imperial cities. The region has been inhabited by Berber farmers since Neolithic times, but the actual city was founded in 1062. Once in Marrakech, we entered the old city which is surrounded by walls. Here we traveled by foot thru the Spice Souq to the Bahia Palace, which is an example of moroccan architecture. We then went to the Madrassa Ben Youssef...

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Tangier, Morocco

On May 1, 2012 we left the Mediterranean and arrived in Tangier, Morocco. Today we had a tour that took us over the Rif Mountains for views of the Atlantic and then to Cap Spartel, a point where the Mediterranean and Atlantic meet. We then rode to Hercules’ Cave, a grotto, where the cave was filled with all sorts of vendors & crafts. On our way back to Tangier, we stopped at The Hotel Ahlen, for a refreshment. Our final stop was the Medina (old town) of Tangier. Here we walked the narrow streets and alleys, viewing the many souks and seeing the local people. We also stopped at a...

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Tetouan, Morocco

  Butcher Shop in the Medina in Tetouan

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Mazagane, Morocco

  Under Ground Portugese Cistern in Morocco

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Tetouan, Morocco

After passing through the Strait of Gibraltar we headed for Tangier in Morocco. After docking at 10:00 AM we took a tour to the northern Morocco capital of Tetouan, “The White Dove City”. Upon arrival in Tetouan we exited our bus and started our walking tour of the old city. Along the way we passed the Royal Palace in Hassan II Square. After leaving the square we entered the Medina with it’s many vendors, shops and souks. While in the Medina we had lunch during which  we were entertained by musicians and dancers. Click on any image below to enlarge. Medina of Tetouan...

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