Meknes

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Fes driving you nuts? Nearby Meknes (مكناس) is a vibrant, modern city bustling with nightlife, restaurants and an impressive castle. Since it's relatively ignored by most tourists, it's also free of the usual hassles (touts, faux guides, etc) that plague the other tourist centres.

Get in

The main bus station is west of the medina, while CTM has its own, brand new station. El-Amir Abdelkader train station is the arrival point for all intercity trains.

Get around

Petit taxis abound, as well as an efficient and comprehensive, if cramped local bus service.

See

Do

Buy

Eat

Ville Nouvellle

There are dozens of restaurants and snack bars lining the main road, Rue Antsirape offering the staples of harira, tagine, cous cous and of course rotisserie chicken. A few restaurants on Rue Ghana, just off Rue Antsirape, are popular with travellers and offer Dh 40 set menus.

Medina

Drink

Ville Nouvellle

Those looking to

Sleep

For those on a budget, the HI affiliated youth hostel (dorms from Dh 40, midnight curfew) is wedged between the medina and ville nouvelle, just two doors down from the much swankier and well known Hotel Transatlantique.

Get out

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