Bing Crosby and Bob Hope would have been envious of our mode of transportation from Tangier to Rabat. But then, their movie, “The Road to Morocco” wouldn’t have been as funny.
We departed from, and arrived at, futuristic train stations. It seems the current king has a fondness for all things modern: transportation, art, buildings, customs.
As was the case in Chefchaouen, our riad in the Medina was unique and lovely. It gave us a taste of what life was like 500 years ago, when this was a private house inhabited by an extended family.
During our time in Rabat, we covered a lot of ground, visiting all of the “must see” sights.
Rabat is a compelling mix of old and new. Their opera house which will be opening shortly is architecturally wondrous, and can be seen when you visit the mausoleum.
While visiting Rabat’s casbah, we encountered these three architectural students. To me, they exemplified Morocco’s respect for the old and acceptance of the new.
Four of us visited the Museum of Modern Art, and because of COVID, we had the place pretty much to ourselves.
To me, the building was as beautiful and as interesting as what was on the walls.
Rabat’s small Medina was good practice for what lies ahead.
The weather in Morocco has been PERFECT. We have been to the coolest part of the tour already ( according to weather.com) and a light jacket was more than sufficient.
Next stop, Fed
Damn autocorrect. It should be FES!
4 thoughts on “Two Days in Rabat”
Interesting you’re in a riad. My stay two years ago was in an Oceanside hotel.
We are mainly staying in Riads. The one we are in now, in Fes, is breathtaking.
Interesting photo of the three young people. The two women are wearing such different attire from each other. I assume there are no issues with women wearing whatever they want?
Correct. We had dinner with a Moroccan family last night. The 26 year old daughter — a medical student — said women wear headscarves for three reasons. For some it is religious, for some it is fashion and for others it is just a bad hair day. Of course many don’t wear head scarves at all. They do what they want.
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