Rabat, Morocco – the 2nd stop

After Casablanca, the second stop was Rabat, another town by the ocean but with a much more welcoming atmosphere. Part of its charm is the fact of not being a massive tourist attraction yet, and still possessing the charm of a Moroccan small town.

We got off the train station and the first thing I see is this big avenue surrounded by palm trees. And I just adore palm trees. It always makes me feel like I am in a tropical paradise, in some place exotic and distant, even though I had a palm tree in the garden for since I can remember…

We were there only for about a day, enough time for a big walk around the town, passing through the medina, visiting the Kasbath les Oudaias and appreciate the views over the beach and the ocean. And that is indeed a beautiful place. On the way there I had a sneak peek of a cemetery to which I very sneakily took a quick photograph.

We were there only for about a day, enough time for a big walk around the town, passing through the medina, visiting the Kasbath les Oudaias and appreciate the views over the beach and the ocean. And that is indeed a beautiful place. On the way there I had a sneak peek of a cemetery to which I very sneakily took a quick photograph.

The Kasbath are what we would call a fortress, built to protect the cities from invaders. Les Oudais kasbath is therefore strategically located facing the ocean, the easiest way for a foreign invasion. Nowadays, it’s a pleasure to walk inside its walls , where we found beautiful gardens and views to ocean.

We can also experience a little bit of the blue so typical of Moroccan towns. And be prepare to see a crazy amount of cats. Seriously, it is a plague in this country, but an adorable one 🙂

Rabat was where I started to notice small details about the country. All businesses and public places with at least one photography of the King (it’s compulsory). The little carts selling fresh orange juice and sugar cane water. How in all cafes and restaurants you could only see man sitting, contemplating the street, with no woman ever in sight. And how – that surprised me not because I wasn’t expecting it but mostly because I had never given to it much thought – how artistic Moroccans are. Rabat was where I started to noticed little art shops selling beautiful original paintings representing the culture, the tradition and the history of the country in a very special, delicate way.

This was a short visit to Rabat that was definitely worth it.

Hope you enjoy my small gallery. Happy travels!

Love

Nic

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