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UNESCO-listed Meknes is vibrant, Imperial city

Vendors throughout the country always had perfectly displayed products

Vendors throughout the country always had perfectly displayed products

Huge Bab Mansour gate features marble columns and ornate tile work 1732

Huge Bab Mansour gate features marble columns and ornate tile work 1732

Morocco mainly has sole proprietor businesses; cash only (currency is the dirham)

Morocco mainly has sole proprietor businesses; cash only (currency is the dirham)

Snuck a peek inside the golf course at the Royal Palace; storks love the high walls

Snuck a peek inside the golf course at the Royal Palace; storks love the high walls

Man was walking around selling roosters

Man was walking around selling roosters

Crowded streets with hardly any tourists in the medina

Crowded streets with hardly any tourists in the medina

Medinas typically very old and free of cars; use donkeys or mules for heavy loads

Medinas typically very old and free of cars; use donkeys or mules for heavy loads

Lots of colorful ceramics sold throughout country but bought no souvenirs

Lots of colorful ceramics sold throughout country but bought no souvenirs

Huge 17th century granary could store feed for sultan's 12000 horses for 20 years

Huge 17th century granary could store feed for sultan's 12000 horses for 20 years

The historic city of Meknes is a UNESCO World Heritage Site

The historic city of Meknes is a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Imperial cities of Morocco are Fes, Meknes, Rabat and Marrakesh

Imperial cities of Morocco are Fes, Meknes, Rabat and Marrakesh

Walls surrounding the Royal Palace just went on and on and on

Walls surrounding the Royal Palace just went on and on and on

Dima and Katia from Cologne and Katherine from Vietnam join Lee for lunch

Dima and Katia from Cologne and Katherine from Vietnam join Lee for lunch

Very few Moroccans spoke much English; really needed to know French

Very few Moroccans spoke much English; really needed to know French

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