Met Amy after her language class. We hung out and discussed Morocco and West Africa (as I had been trying to make travel plans). We spent the afternoon exploring Rabat.
We walked up through the Medina during the quiet afternoon period to the Kasbah. We spent some time looking down at the beaches. They were so crowded all I could think of was swarming ants. Explored the winding maze-like paths of the Kasbah. Then walked back through the now teeming Medina.
Walked across town to the Chellah Burial Complex. The complex is an ancient necropolis with roman ruins and the remains of a beautiful Mosque (king Hussan is buried in the Mosque). What is really spectacular are the multitudes of overgrown but brilliant flowers. Then add a resident population of several hundred (thousands?) giant storks. This place felt like what I thought Africa should. There were huge nests, and the storks make the most amazing sound, a warbling clicking noise, something like a cross between a bull frog and a cricket).