Train to Rabat

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Well it’s Day 2 the sun is shining its nice and warm and it’s my birthday, perfect. We were up bright and early for breakfast which was served in the magnificent courtyard. The Riad was just as described first class. It was then off down into town to exchange some money pay the bill then off to the train station for the next leg of our journey to Rabat. On our way to the bank we asked a driver at the local taxi rank how much would it cost to get to the station and he told us 100 dirham which is about £7.50 which in England would not be so bad, so we said we needed to go to the bank, collect our cases and we would be back. On returning to our Riad to collect our cases we asked how much should a taxi cost to the station, we told the receptionist how much we were quoted and she was shocked when we told her 100 dirham she said it should be about 14, but the actual cost in a metered taxi was 8 dirham about 75p, so top tip always ask for advice in your hotel and always get metered cab as these are normally very cheap abroad.
We arrived at the station, buying the the tickets was a breeze with my very limited pigeon French. We did our homework on the train network ONCF before we left so we new our first class tickets for the two and a half our journey was only going to be £9 each bargain. The train we were on served along with various other stations Fes, Rabat, Marrakesh and Agadir, which a hell of a journey, but a great way of getting around if you want to see the Moroccan countryside.

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