Tuesday, May 23, 2006


21st May-Day Trip

The abandoned Roman city of Volubilis is a quiet day trip destination for most that cross Meknes. We hired a Grand Taxi (every one is an old beaten up merc) to Mouley Idriss and then another one onto Volubilis. They cram 6 passengers into these things and lock the windows shut because "the wind is bad for your health." So the thing becomes one big rolling sweat box but you make friends fast despite the language barrier.

The 2,000 year old city was made a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1998 and retains many artifacts of a once prosperous culture.

We hired a guide between five people and had a good laugh when he blurted out english phrases like "shake a leg", etc. Here's Zhenia "Berber Lady" Nagorny with our guide.

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