Last weekend, we decided to take a daytrip to Meknes since neither of us had been there before. We got a later start than we intended but figured it would be no problem since Meknes is only an hours train ride from Fez and Fez is only a 40 minute taxi ride from Sefrou.
Arriving in Meknes we weren’t sure which station to get out at so we got out out the first “Gare De Meknes’. Immediately we both noticed that Meknes has a very different vibe than Fez, much more laid back and slightly more cosmopolitan. People didn’t pay any attention to us and we strolled the broad avenues until we found a nice little cafe to sit and sip an espresso in. Even the cafes seemed less imposing than those in Fes since we saw a fair number of women in each that we passed. This was both of our first trip to Meknes and since we didn’t have as much time as we had hoped we would, we decided to simply call it an exploratory mission where we would get the general vibe of the place and figure out what we wanted to do the next time.
All told about 400 dirhams for a pretty good day.