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Friday, February 28, 2014

come with me to the kasbah!

even though I had been to Morocco before, such are the things that rule our imaginations... lines from old movies, images of exotic places seen in books when we were young---

"on a morning from a Bogart movie in a country where they turn back time, you go strolling through the street like Peter Lorre contemplating a crime...from the blue tiled walls to the market stalls there's a hidden door she leads you to..."

those are words from one of my favorite songs of all time by Al Stewart called The Year of the Cat...

so yes, we saw Morocco- and I acknowledge reality but my trip was to a place that was more than just the things we saw... and what could be better? so come with me to the Kasbah in Rabat this morning- I think you will find you can imagine yourself in a song like the one I just quoted or a movie from long ago... people may live here but it is still a place apart...































Aziz models for us...

















on to lunch along the rive between Rabat and Sale - lovely fish place called La Pescaria... where the half bottle of wine was half the bill as well- LOL and we learn this constant reminder that we are in a Muslim country... then a late afternoon drive to Fes and our hotel for the next three nights the Palais Faraj... a stunningly beautiful restored palace... but more on that later-

oh and more scenes from a movie as well- think Indiana Jones...coming soon...

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