My hotel was in a great location, at the corner of the souk and right on a river that comes out of the Atlantic. So looking out my window this is was I saw:
Subsequent days were sadly not as pleasant as the weather turned overcast, rainy, and cold. But we persevered and explored during our free time anyway! And while Francois Hollande had the poor grace to be in town and bar us lowly regular people from the Mausoleum of Mohammad V, we were able to go back another (equally overcast) day to see it.
|The tower is actually a minaret for the mosque across the square|
It's no Taj Mahal but it's also nothing to sneeze at. Also, that is a ridiculous expression.
|It was so overcast I decided it looked better in B&W|
Inside the mausoleum was quite impressive though. I particularly liked the domed ceiling.
And despite their rather stern demeanor the guards were quite friendly and chatty and willing to pose for pictures.
We also paid a visit to to one of the walled off older sections of the city.
|Love me some fancy doors!|
I felt like I was back in Tunisia! I think there should be more blue and white cities. How could a person not want to live in one? This place was particularly peaceful as we couldn't hear any of the traffic or noise from the city outside.
Our last day we visited the Atlantic and found that an interesting group of people had already laid claim to the choicest of ocean front property.
|That's not a blurry picture; that's sea spray|
wade in the water.
Is Rabat an exciting city? No. Not at all. Can you find things to do, eat, and buy while you're there? You bet. So while I get to check Morocco off my list, Marrakesh is still on it!