we visited King Moulla Ismailís immense graineries. These
graineries were ingeniously designed. Tiny windows, massive
walls, and a system of under floor water channels kept the grain
for King Ismailís 12,000 horses perfectly. Next we visited the
Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, a very restful, peaceful, and
beautiful place. Enroute, Haji
local guide) gave us a history of the Jews in Morocco. Though
they were welcome in Morocco since 1492, many of them migrated to
the U.S. and Canada. The Jews that remained, were not allowed to
work in local industries, so they took over the Salt trade. These
were Jews that were kicked out of Spain. They excelled in the
Salt trade and expanded to other trades.
late morning was spent in the very comfortable Souk of Meknes,
exploring candies, fruits, yard goods etc. Beautiful variegated
colors to be seen everywhere. After lunch we gather in our van
with our superb driver, Abdul for the ride to Fes . On the way we
visit the ancient Roman site of Volubilis, a World Heritage Site.
It has many beautiful columns and especially fine mosaic tile
floors. We arrive in Fes for the night early in the evening.