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Rapid eye movement in Rabat

April 4th 2019
If at noon the king declares it is night, behold the stars… ~ Moroccan Proverb HE SAID... Today we were travelling northeast from Casablanca to Rabat. We were catching a morning train to Rabat, so we headed down to the hotel lobby for an early breakfast. Breakfast was a reasonably simple affair, but enjoyable all the same. We started with freshly squeezed oran ... read more
Africa » Morocco » Rabat-Salé-Zemmour-Zaer » Rabat

Moroccan Flag In 788, about a century after the Arab conquest of North Africa, successive Moorish dynasties began to rule in Morocco. In the 16th century, the Sa'adi monarchy, particularly under Ahmad AL-MANSUR (1578-1603), repelled foreign invaders and inaugurate... ... read more
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6th June 2019

It can snow in Morocco in winter
Once in 10 years or so it actually snows in Morocco in winter. Many people who go to northern Africa in December and January don't realise that it can get pretty cold, especially at night. The Hassan Tower is cool. Thank's for writing about a part of Morocco I know nothing about. /Ake
8th June 2019

Re: It can snow in Morocco in winter
Yes, and that's exactly why we avoided Morocco in winter :) We expected it to be cold and wet in parts, but it was unseasonably cold and wet for April. The Hassan Tower and surrounds were unexpectedly cool, and I think the way the locals use the area helped to make it so!

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