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Travel Blogs from Fes
... the laughs of children coming home from school and the call to prayer from the minarets. Minarets are tall lighthouse looking buildings from which the call to prayer is made. Using a microphone the call to prayer is issued five times each day: dawn, noon, mid-afternoon, sunset, and night all over Morocco. Here in Fez there are 300 of these minarets so you can imagine this concurrent sound. It's rather amazing and something you get used to hearing, even at 5:30am.
What Fez ...
A 10 hour journey and not a lot of
sleep later we arrived in Fes at 4.30am. We decided that even though
we didnt know where or hor far the medina was- that we would try and
walk it with our big bags. We set off in the direction of all the
taxis and after quite a lot of walking I asked a man where the medina
was. He was very surprised that we were walking as it is very far
The market we started off in was in the old city, which was very interesting. We would have not found our way around this place at all, mainly due to the fact that there are no street signs at all. I have a feeling that Google Maps hasn’t really capture Fez at all. The market was a little ...
We got completely lost in the medina as we left the tannery/leather shop to go on our self-guided walking tour. However, there was no mistaking where we were when we arrived at the main Kairaouine Mosque. On Friday the gates into the mosque were wide open as the faithfuls poured into the mosque. Inside, it was a world apart from the bustling medina. The chants echoed throughout the vast interior. Mostly men entered the mosque that we saw, but there was an area in the ...
... of Fes. It's Ramadan you stupid tourist, how exactly do you think you're going to get back to Fes? Well. Yeah. Walk? I don't care - just take me please! I came all this way, I need to do something other than sit in my hotel room waiting for the cafes to open so I can sit in there instead! So he took me for a reasonable sum and after spending the day, he invited me to his parents' house for ftur.
If you haven't caught on, it is customary ...