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Quiet breakfast on the roof terrace of the Riad, to the sound of the Mosque  
   

Quiet breakfast on the roof terrace of the Riad, to the sound of the Mosque

Marrakech Madness

May 17th 2009
Next destination: Marrakech, the pulse of Morocco. From Casablanca, we purchased two train tickets to Marrakech (168DH/$21). A few sweaty hours later, we arrived and asked a taxi driver to take us to the riad (guest house) we had booked in advance -- Riad Abbassia (online at ). Our taxi driver did not have a meter in his car and thus after negotiating what seemed a good price to us (200DH down ... read more
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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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