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A Berber tribe called the Miknasa

Originally the capital of Morocco was under the control of Moulay Ismail, a quiet city that sits near the Atlas Mountains. Meknes is the most personable city I have had the privilege of exploring in Morocco. The medina has the right touch of authentic character and raw living confines.  If I substitute Meknes in for Lake Wobegon in Garrison Keillor’s timeless quote, it would accurately read- “Welcome to Meknes, where all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking, and all the children are above average.”