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... on the shaving-covered floor of his shop and carves whatever he had been commissioned to carve. We went into the small little square space and sat, listening to Sadiki translate for us and breathing in the scent of oak and apricot wood. He demonstrated the number of things he could make, from musical instruments to mallets to full size plows to an instrument designed to wean cattle. If it can be envisioned and can be made in wood, he will make it. My grandfather had a shop in his town ...
... and visits this one maybe 3 or 4 times a year. The owner of the tour enterprise is a photographer and was proud to show us a picture of him and the King. He had a huge picture of the old Fez on a billboard display with the King inputted on it by this fellow via Photoshop.
The king was anointed the Prince in waiting at age 4.
We also drove around the new Fez but it being a Friday at midday (their holy day) the roads were full of traffic as those who ...
... it is easier for her that way but we invited her over to sit with us. Attempting to use a dictionary and a translation app on my phone we learned that Hadija was married at 15 years old and had a 1.5 year old Aube and a 14 year old. As we tried to remark on the age difference more kids seemed to pop up and a 20 year old was also in the picture but not living withy her. Okay we are done but no - there is also a 22 year old who drives a taxi. We asked ...
... and there is now debate about moving them to a more industrial part of Fes in the new town.
We learnt that they have a type of silk that came from the agave (a cactus plant) - see extract from food & travel -
[Sabra silk is hand-loomed in Morocco from a natural vegetable fibre harvested from the sustainable agave cacti found in the Sahara Desert then dyed with vegetable dye.The thread is spun in an old-fashioned way. Often in city alleys you might see ...
... like Yorkshire, except that there are mosques.
Fes contains the largest medina in the world, in which we spent four nights. From the train station we took a car to the edge of the medina, where we were met by our host, who led us on a ten minute downhill meander through narrow cobbled passages, including one covered area that went so pitch black that Olivia walked headlong into someone going the other way. By the time we arrived at the house we were ...