Visiting a souk and mausoleum in Rabat, Morocco

When traveling in North African countries the markets and bazaars are called souks and are a must see.  A short distance from the Kasbah of the Udayas was a busy souk.  I don’t typically buy souvenirs during my travels, save for fridge magnets, but I couldn’t resist buying some saffron.

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Morocco 1_7 Dec 2017-85Pure argan oil is harvested and extracted from the nut of the argan tree.  And did you know that goats play a key role in the argan oil industry?  See my blog post on this subject :-) 

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Morocco 1_7 Dec 2017-73Near the end of the day I ventured to the Mausoleum of Mohammed V located on the Yacoub al-Mansour esplanade in Rabat. It contains the tombs of the Moroccan king and his two sons, late King Hassan II and Prince Abdallah.  Below, the guards keep their post at the main entrance to the grounds that house the mausoleum.

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