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Rabat-Modern City and UNESCO-listed Historical Center

The unfinished Hassan Tower, the symbol of the city, was built in 1199

The unfinished Hassan Tower, the symbol of the city, was built in 1199

Many of the Moroccan streets are beautifully lined with palms

Many of the Moroccan streets are beautifully lined with palms

River Bou Regreg separates Rabat from Sale

River Bou Regreg separates Rabat from Sale

Mausoleum of Mohommad V, father of current leader

Mausoleum of Mohommad V, father of current leader

Ostentatious interior of Mausoleum of Mohammed V completed in 1971

Ostentatious interior of Mausoleum of Mohammed V completed in 1971

The Citadel overlooks the river on one side and the Atlantic Ocean on another

The Citadel overlooks the river on one side and the Atlantic Ocean on another

The most crowded cemetery I've ever seen

The most crowded cemetery I've ever seen

Rabat is the capital of Morocco with 2.6 million people in the metro area

Rabat is the capital of Morocco with 2.6 million people in the metro area

Lee spent lots of time looking for the best local food

Lee spent lots of time looking for the best local food

Locals enjoying the beach with many playing soccer

Locals enjoying the beach with many playing soccer

Prices were very cheap throughout Morocco; even on Coke Zero!

Prices were very cheap throughout Morocco; even on Coke Zero!

Tour group-2 Germans, 1 Vietnamese, 1 Canadian and 8 Aussies plus Lee and me

Tour group-2 Germans, 1 Vietnamese, 1 Canadian and 8 Aussies plus Lee and me

Immaculate dome of Mausoleum of Mohammed V

Immaculate dome of Mausoleum of Mohammed V

Not too hot for us but well into the 100s in summer

Not too hot for us but well into the 100s in summer

City, only an hour from Casablanca by train, has an old medina on peninsula

City, only an hour from Casablanca by train, has an old medina on peninsula

Unfinished Hassan Tower is only half of its planned 86 meter height

Unfinished Hassan Tower is only half of its planned 86 meter height

Several cities had Royal Palaces but always off-limits to visitors

Several cities had Royal Palaces but always off-limits to visitors

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