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Albuquerque, New...
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weekend-getaway options

I've followed the recommendations for in-city explorations. I have a weekend free to go outside the city. For a first-time visitor what is attractive culturally/photographically nearby or on off shore islands.


Marrakech, Morocco
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1. Re: weekend-getaway options

If you have a whole weekend to escape from the culturally bereft industrial city of Casablanca and are interested in photographing Moroccan architecture from several dynasties then you could do worse than by visiting the ancient Imperial city of Marrakech (a bit over 3 hours by train). Alternatively if landscape and scenery is more to your liking there are several options available to you. Not offshore islands though - very few exist.

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2. Re: weekend-getaway options

Visit the ancient Portuguese ramparts at El Jadida, morocco-knowledgebase.net/tim/jadida_boats.j…

With the underground water cistern where Orson Welles filmed Othello, morocco-knowledgebase.net/tim/jadida_cistern…

And then have a fruit panache (Moroccan-style smoothie), morocco-knowledgebase.net/tim/jadida_panache…

El Jadida is where I first came across the chipstix, a deep-fried potato, morocco-knowledgebase.net/tim/chipstix.jpg

Marrakech, Morocco
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3. Re: weekend-getaway options

Rabat is a wonderful option to take exploring the historical sites from Kasbah Des Oudayas, the Hassan tower, the Ancient town of Chellah, moreover; don't miss the Archeological muse, in addition to this; Rabat has a real moroccan lifestyle to enjoy by the old medina.

Albuquerque, New...
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4. Re: weekend-getaway options

Thanks for the tips. I'll see which I can work in.

5. Re: weekend-getaway options

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