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January 8, 2019
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moulay idriss and the world’s first university

the #mausoleum of #moulay #idriss II – the #founder of #fes #morocco the #university of al #karaouine / al #quaraouiyine considered the #oldestcontinuously operating, #degree-granting university in the #worldfounded in 859 by a #woman – fatima al #fihri who #migrated from the #tunisian #city of #kairouanmore photos here.

January 7, 2019
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fes’s old medina

#zaouia #sidi #ahmed #tijani is an #islamic #complex for #education and #commemoration dedicated to the #founder of the 18th century #tijaniyyah#sufi #tariqa – #sheikh #ahmed al #tijani who was originally from the #senegal and is #buried here it is located in fes’s #old #medina and has stunning #ornamented #facades visit to the famous #fes #tanneries where #leather is produced and #dyedby going through a process of being soaked in a #limestone mixture, scraped, washed, naturally … Continue reading

January 7, 2019
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fes

breakfast at our #riad yacout situated in #fes’s #medina near bab bou jeloud or the #bluegate the medina of fes was founded by #moulay #idriss II in the 9th century, not long after #islam came to #morocco fes reached its #zenith in the 13th and 14th centuries  we visited the entrance to the #royal #palace which was … Continue reading

January 6, 2019
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chefchaouen

early morning #breakfast on the terrace of our riad dar lbakal in #chefchaouen best #omelette ive had in years, local black #olives, homemade #bread, fresh goat #cheese, real #honey and apricot jam, and the most fragrant slightly bitter delicious locally pressed olive #oil the #bluewashed #city of chefchaouen is located in the #rif #mountains its old #medina is a … Continue reading

January 6, 2019
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casbah des udayas

#casbah des #udayas is located on the edge of the #bouregreg #river near the city of #saléit has been the #citadel of the #alhmohads, #merinids and #andalusians in #rabatit is now full of old #bluewashed homes #narrow alleyways pottery studios and a stunning terrace that looks down at the rivermore photos here.

January 6, 2019
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rabat

the #andalusian #garden in #rabat is ‘sheltered by high #crenelated walls dotted with morning #glories, its #terraces full of different #shrubs (#lemontrees, #oleander) and #flowers’ #respite #birdsong #orange #trees and the #comforting sounds of #kids playing #outdoors, all in the middle of a #busy #capital #city more photos here.

January 5, 2019
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la grande mosquée

visit to #hassan II #mosque or la grande mosquée in #casablanca – #largestmosque in #africa and the #tallest #minaret during #ramadan some 30,000 people #pray inside the mosque and 80,000 outside walk along the #boardwalk with #beautiful #views of the #atlantic #oceanand then a #steaming #seafood #paella at a #seaside #restaurantmore photos here.

January 1, 2019
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a much awaited card

have been #waiting for this #impatientlyit finally arrived today from across the #pond – a #beautiful #handmade #card by #artist and dear #friend Salma Caller ♥