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November 14th 2016
Published: November 15th 2016
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Today we took a short train ride to Rabat, the capital of Morocco. The train system is surprisingly good. Like Casablanca, Rabat is also not high on the must do tourist route, despite its long and colourful history. Rabat has been a Roman Empire outpost, a pirate haven and now a clean modern city home to the parliament.

We spend a few hours strolling through the city's old walled quarter, and then walked up to Kasbah des Oudaias, The Kasbah is a quaint area with narrow winding streets lined with whitewashed houses, distinctive blue doors and commanding views over the Atlantic Ocean.

We then walked to the Hassan Tower, the minaret of a vast incomplete mosque due to construction stopping on the death of the Sultan in 1199. Alongside is a modern white marble mausoleum where the last two kings of Morocco have been buried.

Late afternoon our tour bus for the rest of the journey arrived for a three-hour trip to the imperial city of Meknes and our overnight stay at the Hotel Oasis.

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