During the week that we spent with Cross-Cultural Solutions, our mornings were spent volunteering at the children’s hospital (which you can read more about here) and our afternoons were left open to either participate in the cultural activities that CCS offered to its volunteers or to do whatever we wanted to on our own. Given the wealth of things to do and see in Rabat, we opted for a mix of the two.
One afternoon, Abdellah, the Program Coordinator, offered to take our cohort on a walking tour of the Mosque of King Hassan and the Mausoleum of Mohammed V as well as the Kasbah Oudaias, both sites within the city of Rabat. After lunch, we all piled in the CCS van were whisked across the city to the entrance to the mosque.
The building of both the mosque and the minaret (tower) was begun in 1195 commissioned by the Sultan Yacoub al-Mansour. At…
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