I slept like a baby! At least 8 hours! I got ready and went downstairs to breakfast and enjoyed an omelette. Our bus left promptly at 8am and we drove to a beautiful Mosque that took 6 years to build. It is next to the ocean because apparently, most Mosques are next to large bodies of water. It had gorgeous arches and reminded me of being in the south of Spain with all the Moorish influences.
We continued on to Rabat where we went to a Kasbah and the Blue city. It’s literally all blue. So pretty!
We also went to a mausoleum. The walls are intricately made of thousands of pieces of ceramic and tile.
En route to Fes it began to rain a bit since we were approaching the Atlas Mountains. We arrived to Fes and went to our hotel where we had about an hour to freshen up from the day. I went to the bar and had a glass of wine before our whole group headed to an Arabian Night! We went to a restaurant which was a converted home where a family lived where a man could have multiple wives. Morocco no longer allows polygamy, but these homes made specifically for multiple wives still stand.
The evening was really great! We ate an authentic Moroccan meal and enjoyed a myriad of entertainment. A couple people from our group were chosen to be “married” and some women from the restaurant dressed them up in traditional wedding attire. I had the opportunity to dance as well with some of the musicians and dancers. It was a great way to end the first full day in Morocco!