Roman ruins of Volubilis and on to Meknes

Audience participation at the belly dancing show

Audience participation at the belly dancing show

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After an early breakfast we were on the road by 7 am. Our first stop was the Roman ruins of Volubuis. It’s taken 50 years to excavate just a portion of the city which was destroyed in the 1775 by a major earthquake.

After lunch at a women’s cooperative started by Planeterra (charity run by G Adventures) we headed to Meknes and enjoyed a guided tour of the Medina.

Upon reaching our final destination of Fes, we checked into our hotel, chilled for a bit and met the others for dinner and a Moroccan show including drummers, music, a magician and belly dancers.

Volubilis Roman ruins

Volubilis Roman ruins

Volubilis

Volubilis is a partly excavated Berber and Roman city in Morocco situated near the city of Meknes, and commonly considered as the ancient capital of the kingdom of Mauretania

Volubilis is a partly excavated Berber and Roman city in Morocco situated near the city of Meknes, and commonly considered as the ancient capital of the kingdom of Mauretania

Mosaic in the floor.

Mosaic in the floor.

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Meknes, the king's palace

Meknes, the king’s palace

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