April 12, 2013 GMT
Meknes,Volubilis and the mad Moroccan traffic

09.04.2013
In spring the north of Morocco is very green and we drove along fields of vegetables, crops and huge green houses full of banana trees as we drove from Tanger to Meknes.

The country is a mixture of 21st century and traditional life as it was for the last few hundered years. Work in the fields is still done by hand and donkeys are widely used to pull the overloaded karts Herds of sheep, goats and cows are grazing along the road and they are always minded byba boy or a man with a long stick. Live busy along the roads, there is people waiting for a lift, selling fruit and vegetables and they walk across doal carriage ways as if its the most normal thing to do.
Totally suicidal, but everybody does it.

And as it was Sunday thousand are driving out into the forests around town and sit under the olive trees,talk ,skeep and the children play football or games.

We were running late driving into Meknes for the night and Mr.Garmin brouht us right thoug the city centre around eight and it was crazy. Narrow streets ,cars,trucks ,buses and hundreds of people out on the streets and the muezzin call to prayer We finally found the hotel and the friendly parking guard (,lots of hotels and other places have secure parking) had safe spot to park the bike and leave most of the luggage on.


We left Meknes to visit the ancient Roman site of Volubilis and the road was going throug hills with olive trees and a carpet of flowes.Absolutely beautyful Later as we were driving over the hills to Azrou we were had to stop as the passed the most amazing and magic lands cape. The view over the paysage d'Ito in the evening light was breathtaking.

Posted by Barbara Halter at April 12, 2013 12:24 AM GMT
 


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