Monday, May 19 (Meknes & Volubilis) – One thing about taking a guided tour - especially in a country where I don't speak the language - is that it is easy to lose sight of which day matches with which city and which activities. As I write this post, it is actually a few days past Day 33, and I am trying to think of what I actually did on this day! But instead, I want to highlight a couple of the things I saw that I didn't expect in Morocco.
As we left Marrakech, one of our first stops was visiting the Cascades d'Ouzoud (waterfalls). It required a bit of a hike, which was nice after sitting on the bus, and was way more beautiful than I could have expected! Not only did we get right up close to the falls, we also got to see a beautiful rainbow!
On the hike to the falls, there were a bunch of wild monkeys, including this mom and her little monkey baby!
On our way to Fes, we stopped off at Volubilis, an ancient Roman city from the 3rd century BC. Volubilis has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site for being "an exceptionally well preserved example of a large Roman colonial town on the fringes of the empire". 10 centuries of archeological history have been uncovered including ancient baths and mosaics, the Capitoline Temple and the Arch of Caracalla. It was a very interesting - and surprising - stop along our journey.
Hi! I'm Stacy, a 28 year old Manhattanite who quit her job to go on a 100-day journey across the world. Follow me as I hot air balloon in Turkey, hike the Todra Gorge in Morocco, horseback ride across Ireland, and take part in all the other active adventures I can find!
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