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Quedlinburg medieval town, Germany

The town wall was built in 1330 and has been preserved since then. It means the authentic Middle Ages urban layout has hardly changed in the 700 years that have passed. The street pattern is a near-perfect representation of the way a medieval town developed and can be used by historians to study how other similar towns in this part of the German Empire probably looked.

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Quedlinburg medieval town, Germany

If you were going to build a movie set that looked like an old medieval town, this is what you would end up with. The maze of cobblestone streets, timber buildings peering over them, different colours everywhere and a church perched high on a hill.

You can imagine cameras on cranes sweeping across the marketplace, a catering truck hidden just out of shot near one of the town’s gates, a director shouting ‘cut’ as men in costumes ride their horses out of shot.

Everything is just so perfect, I think to myself as I wander through the town. But this is not a movie set, this is not a theme park or some artificial history world. This is the German town of Quedlinburg and it has been like this for centuries.

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It would have been so much nicer if at least one was peeking out their windows 😟
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Sadly my trip to Morocco this month has come to an end. One of the most popular photos I've shared has been from the small town of Chefchaouen, where everything is painted blue.

I'll be putting a gallery up on the blog soon - in the meantime, here's another phone photo of this gorgeous little old town.

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The old Roman ruins of Volubilis in Morocco. An ancient city expanded in the first century AD to more than 40 hectares large.

You can see the ruins from the town of Moulay Idriss where I spent last night. It's the final of Morocco's 9 World Heritage Sites that I have now visited!

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Breakfast in Morocco!

Just kidding. The wonderful little house I'm staying at in Meknes has these guys for pets. He didn't mind me posing him for this photo this morning - at least, he didn't rush away... :)

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I love turtles. Super cute lil guy there. 🐢😍
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This is Heri es-Souani, the old granaries and horse stables built by Moulay Ismail in the Moroccan city of Meknes.

They look similar to (but are a lot more pleasant than) the huge underground prison he also built nearby!

I didn't know much about Meknes before arriving but it's a really interesting city. I've decided to extend my stay to two nights and explore a bit more tomorrow.

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Quedlinburg medieval town, Germany

If you were going to build a movie set that looked like an old medieval town, this is what you would end up with. The maze of cobblestone streets, timber buildings peering over them, different colours everywhere and a church perched high on a hill.

You can imagine cameras on cranes sweeping across the marketplace, a catering truck hidden just out of shot near one of the town’s gates, a director shouting ‘cut’ as men in costumes ride their horses out of shot.

Everything is just so perfect, I think to myself as I wander through the town. But this is not a movie set, this is not a theme park or some artificial history world. This is the German town of Quedlinburg and it has been like this for centuries.

See more photos: http://www.timetravelturtle.com/2015/02/quedlinburg-old-town-germany/
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Nice place to visit! So beautiful !
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Quedlinburg medieval town, Germany

If you were going to build a movie set that looked like an old medieval town, this is what you would end up with. The maze of cobblestone streets, timber buildings peering over them, different colours everywhere and a church perched high on a hill.

You can imagine cameras on cranes sweeping across the marketplace, a catering truck hidden just out of shot near one of the town’s gates, a director shouting ‘cut’ as men in costumes ride their horses out of shot.

Everything is just so perfect, I think to myself as I wander through the town. But this is not a movie set, this is not a theme park or some artificial history world. This is the German town of Quedlinburg and it has been like this for centuries.

See more photos: http://www.timetravelturtle.com/2015/02/quedlinburg-old-town-germany/
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A donkey enjoys its break, the baskets on its back have not yet been filled with today's crop.

It's just one of the slices of local Moroccan life I spotted during my 25km hike from the city of Meknes to the pilgrimage site of Moulay Idriss.

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Perhaps it was a crazy idea but I thought I would walk the 25km from Meknes to Moulay Idriss today with my bags. It is, after all, a pilgrimage site.

It was a long walk and I'm pretty sure I've got some nasty blisters. But it was beautiful to see the Moroccan countryside.

This is the view of Moulay Idriss as I turned a corner and could finally see the destination!!

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+david M byrne Yikes - that's a bit scary! I was worried about being to close to the traffic but there was actually lots of space along the side of the road the whole way,
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The room for the harem at the old Dar Jamai palace (now a museum) in Meknes, Morocco.

Doesn't look too bad, really...

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WAW....I love it,so so so so beautiful!!!!
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Evening in Fez and the Moroccan city is bustling. The smells of grilled meat and spices fill the air, the glow of lamps reach out from the shops, and streets are full of people shopping.

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Great shot- love the atmosphere
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There is a lot of controversy about exactly what this site is and how old it is. There's quite a bit of work going on here at the moment to try to work that out. None of this takes away from a visit, though, and it actually adds to the experience a little because there's some mystery. It's hardly visited at all by foreigners and is quite a beautiful place. There's a long climb up some stairs to the top but peaceful once you're there.
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An extremely impressive building with large grand rooms and little details in the smaller apartments. Make sure you take a guided tour to see the areas that can only be accessed that way. The gardens behind the building are also worth seeing so don't miss them.
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A really beautiful little village. Most of the old buildings are still used as homes or inns these days so everything feels very authentic. It's easy to wander the streets and get a good look at everything. The main street is full of shops and restaurants so make sure you get off that until you're ready for something to eat or drink.
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It's incredible that this building has lasted the test of time so well and is still being used by its original company a century later. The best way to see it is with a tour through the areas in operation - although it is possible to see the exteriors for free.
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An interesting experience and definitely something a bit different to do in Tokyo. Unlike the cat cafes - which are relaxed and people go to repeatedly - I feel like the owl cafe is a bit of a novelty that you might only do once. If you want to go - make sure you head to their website first and make a booking because you normally will need a reservation.
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A really interesting building from an architectural perspective. It's definitely worth taking a guided tour through the old factory if you're interested in design. You can see why it was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2014.
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A really good tour. There's a lot of food to eat along the way, so you won't get hungry. I particularly liked all the history and culture that we learned along the way - it's not just about the cuisine. And East London is a fascinating part of the city.
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