Day 4 – Meknes and Fez, Morocco

After a breakfast of msimim, honey, olives, mint tea and orange juice we said goodbye to the beautiful town of Moulay Idriss and went walking around the voluvilis roman ruins. They were on a hill speckled with coloured wild flowers, and gigantic stalks nests up on the posts.

Then we drove to the Old Medina in Meknes and walked through exploring the markets and the old university – everything is decorated with mosaic tiles. We found out about the process in putting them all together and it is a life art you need to learn as a child to have the skills to be able to do it when your older. They lay the tiles down upside down on the ground before they inlay it, so they can’t even see the colours of the tiles all put together, they just know what it’s going to look like. After the old medina we went through the other newer half, and saw the most amazing building. It was where one of the old kings was buried.. I can’t remember his name, he was the one with 500 wives and 800 kids. Every inch of the places was decorated with marble, mosaic tiles, cedar wood, and beautiful rugs

Now we are in Fez, apparently the most dangerous city in Morocco šŸ˜‰

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