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Africa » Morocco » Meknès-Tafilalet » Volubilis April 5th 2019

Endurance pierces marble ~ Moroccan Proverb HE SAID... Today we were travelling northwest from Moulay Idriss to Volubilis. We emerged from the steep narrow lanes of Moulay Idriss around 9:30am, piled our packs into a waiting taxi and made our way towards the archaeological site of Volubilis, a mere 10 minute drive from the intriguing hillside village we loved so much. Once a distant outpost of the Roman Empire, Volubilis is located in the middle of an agricultural plain, and we soon discovered we were at the mercy of strong winds that amassed incredible force as they made their way across the flatlands of the Fertassa and Khoumane valleys. There were times I could barely stand, which made it difficult to hold a steady camera for photos. I couldn’t help but question Rome’s logic as we ... read more
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Africa » Morocco » Meknès-Tafilalet » Volubilis October 19th 2015

Dnes ma caka vylet na rimske anticke zrucaniny. Pocasie vyzera vseliako, moze ale aj nemusi prsat. Na rohu od tety opat kupujem msemmen. Tentokrat ale uz polovicku. Tetula ma uz pozna, prezradza mi nazov tohto fajn jedla. V parku oproti mcdonaldu si jedlo v klude vychutnavam ale iba do prichodu nadhanaca, ktory ma laka do volubilis vlastnym taxikom, to odmietam. Pri opustani parku opat dalsi nadhanac ale nic agresivne ako vo fese. Grand taxi odchadzaju oproti francuzskemu institutu na ulici Zankat Ferhat Hachehad. Mam stastie, dlho na zaplnenie taxiku necakam. Platim usmernovacovy peniazky a moze sa ist. Sardinky v starom medaku W123 smer mestecko Moulay Idriss Zerhoun. Do mestecka sa da ist aj s mhd ale je to dost pomale a ako som pozeral na ceste nazadm byva riadne natrieskana. Cena myslim 8D alebo 6D. Zdialky ... read more

Africa » Morocco » Meknès-Tafilalet » Volubilis October 9th 2014

Alte Steine Roman ruins of Volubilis, UNESCO World Heritage Site wer's genauer wissen will: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volubilis Das spannendste an diesem Ausflug war die Busfahrt dorthin :-) Von einer kaum gekennzeichneten Bushaltestelle in Meknès (denn man weiß eh, wo die Busse halten) mit einem Bus der ausser einer Nummer keine Angaben hat (denn man weiß eh, wo welcher Bus hinfährt). Ich frag mich heute noch, wie ichs überhaupt geschaft habe, auf der richtigen Strassenseite zu warten! Die wichtigste Ausrüstung war das Handy mit GPS-Support, um zu wissen, wo ich aussteigen muss... Ausgestiegen bin ich schlußendlich ein einem kleinen Dorf namens Moulay Idriss und von dort war es noch eine kurze Wanderung zum Ruinen-Städtchen Volubilis.... read more
Der Bus nach Moulay Idriss
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Africa » Morocco » Meknès-Tafilalet » Volubilis March 11th 2006

We started the day with the standard breakfast of bread and jam before meandering our way through the medina, finding shade where possible as it was once again a spectacularly hot day without a cloud in the sky. The url=http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g293735-d3567270-Reviews-El_Hedim_Square-Meknes_Meknes_Tafilalet_Region.htmlPlace el Hedim is a large square that marks the entrance to the souq. It is bordered by shops selling the usual Moroccan fare of carpets, tagines and jewellery and made a nice spot for a morning coffee as we watched the world go by. We were visited several times by stray cats hanging around looking for food scraps and several more times by some local youths looking for the same thing. The Souq in Meknes is made up of narrow cobblestone and dirt streets that struggle to hold the flow of humanity that rely on it ... read more




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