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Travel Blogs from Fes
... Poppies provide the red dye; henna the orange dye, saffron is yellow, mint gives green, the brown from cedar wood and the blue from the indigo plant, the same that is used in blue denim jeans. Nevertheless the guys must cover themselves in oil and not work for more than 10 hours before washing off thoroughly or they will remain stained! All for a handbag! No wonder I have never owned a handbag!
... ceilings, the Jewish Synagogue for its silence (though not sure if I appreciated the canvassing for the donation!) and the big restaurant for its lack of customers except for me that is, where I stopped for coffee. Then came the horse buggy ride - the horses were quite hot headed for some reason. As it always happens, the horse guy takes me to this artisan shop - a big and impressive one at that - where I ended up buying a silver-ish looking Moroccan tea set - quoted at 2100 ...
... However, the palace in Fes surpasses all that we have seen so far. We journey on to the Medina - a complete contrast in every way. The Medina has 9,600 streets, most barely more than six feet wide. Divided into two groups so that we don't get lost, we are confronted with a maze of alleyways, with a cacophony of sound all around. The traffic consists of tourists, donkeys loaded with ...
... we were dressed in robes. Since we were in a time crunch to make it to dinner not looking like wet dogs, we quickly dressed and ditched the hammam early causing a dispute between two of the women. We scattered as they yelled at each other in Arabic. The soft skin and hair and laughs were definitely worth the culture shock. More importantly it was humbling to observe Muslim women, expected to dress modestly, liberated by the hammam while we as westernized women were ...
Arrived from: Marrakech
Start date: 21/07/13