March 31, 2012

Holiday Photos: Rabat

Are you tired already of my holiday picture posts? Too bad, because here's another bunch of them! After Meknes, we took an exhausting 3-hour train ride to Rabat, the capital of Morocco. Luckily we found a cheap hotel in the middle of the old city and after some rest we were off to explore the city. Like every old city in Morocco, Rabat has lots of souks and shopping streets:

Our first stop was the old kasbah (fortress) and the Andalusian gardens, but unfortunately we were too late and they were closed :( Luckily we could still go see the amazing view from the city walls:

It was windy over there!

VERY windy :D

The sun had already set when we returned to the old city for dinner: Delicious lamb and vegetable tajine + mint tea for two for 7 euros! Unbelievable how cheap and good the food is when you compare it with our standards...
The next day we got up early to visit the gardens:

And took a walk in the pretty neighbourhood (kinda reminds me of Greece!):

SO. DELICIOUS. I could eat the whole plate!
Next we went to the tower of Hassan and the mausoleum of Mohammed V, the former king of Morocco. Of course, it was closed :( The outside was pretty too, though:

Our last stop was the royal palace, of which we couldn't get pictures because of the security everywhere! No kidding, taking pictures of governemental buildings or policemen is forbidden in Morocco. So we walked around the palace instead:

Aaaah, I miss the sun...
In the evening we ate harira, a traditional Moroccan dish. It's a spicy soup with vegetables, spaghetti and meat, delicious &<33 I already found a recipe online so I'll try to make it myself soon!
Last picture because it's funny:

I fail at packing! My boyfriend had already packed his bag and gone for breakfast (delicious pancakes for 20cents a piece <3) and when he returned he found me like this. I always tried to sneak some of my stuff into his bag, but no such luck :( Also, yes: the entire room was pink and neon blue. At least no psychedelic tiles here!

I still have about four holiday picture posts coming up! By the time I'll be finished with those I can start with the next trip (Turkey in summer), haha. Btw, I just found out that Istanbul has one of the biggest shopping malls in Europe, sounds promising :D
Oh and while we're on the subject of travelling: my parents are going to London next weekend and I'm dying of jealousy. Especially after seeing Valentine's post on her (already 27th!) trip to London... You should really check out her blog btw, she's one of my favourite bloggers <3

Have a great weekend!