Dar El Menia
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... itself! It is like a labyrinth of over 10,000 streets and alleyways & is the biggest and oldest medina in the whole of morocco, it is quite a scary place to walk into, with some of the steets only being just wider than shoulder width. Our first stop in the madena was to an artisan leather manufacturer where Katie bought a stunning yellow handmade jacket. We moved on to get a bite to eat at another traditional Moroccan restaurant, then back into it. We went to a couple ...
... anywhere in the world.
The Saiss Plain surrounds Fez and provides fertile land on which to grow many fruits and vegetables, but is primarily known for the olives and wine produced here.
Our first stop is the new city, which was built in 14th century. We visit the exterior of the royal residence, as well as the Jewish quarter, and a synagogue that has been designated as a UNESCO world heritage site. The architecture is amazingly beautiful, and ...
... different cities enjoyed status as the capital of the local space. Meknes was one of these capitals and one of the local monarchs created a few lasting monuments to his temporary success.
We started at his granaries, which were huge empty vaults protected by walls several metres thick. It was obviously incredibly important to protect your food source in an era of constant skirmishes. The granary featured an underground water delivery system, a network ...
... that tour we never would have had even known these amazing buildings and fascinating history existed here. I attached some pictures below. I encourage you to Google pictures of the medina in Fez. Its so hard to describe, but essentailly it is hundreds of streets that have hundreds of little shops that sell everything from clothes to copper dishes to furniture to food. These shops are not at all what we have in the US though, ...
... day - one of about 200 plus km back to Marrakech to the not so impressive Riad Sherazade again. This ride was interesting - it had snowed overnight and you could see snow capped Atlas mountain ranges from some locations. Aziz kept bearing up with me every so often when I asked him to stop for a ‘photographie’. He was most kind. Once at Marrakech, the El Fna square is always fascinating. Some more ‘photographie’ later with the food stalls, it was time ...