Dar Houdou Guest House
Travel Blogs from Fes
... 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 ...
... restaurant. Everyone needed to sit, eat and rest a bit before going on.
Back to the bus and once on board we could faintly hear the afternoon call to prayer. Khalid said in Morocco it is never recorded – it is always live. I don’t know if he was kidding but he said in the 1920’s someone made a mistake and instead of playing the call to prayer, a recording of Edith Pilaf was broadcast. I think that man lost ...
... on, I couldn't resist! After watching Monsters University (GREAT movie by the way), I slept intermittently, only waking up to eat. Since I'm only passing through Paris, I was super excited that I was able to see the Eiffel Tower from the plane. Big deal for this Europe novice.
Once I got off the plane in the Orly airport in Paris, I found out how little French I know... I mean, I really didn't try to learn any before coming, but not surprisingly, it ...
... it was delicious and another tick on the 'to do' list!
On our arrival back at the Riad at 11 pm, there is a young man on the street at the end of our alley who I had seen in the Riad earlier in the day. He passes us in the alley and unlocks the door in to the Riad, having clearly been waiting for us to return! He offers us tea and coffee, and then water. When we thank him, but decline, he's gone. Feels like he was waiting up like a concerned parent until we were home safe! ...
... our stay
in Fes to two nights. Afterwards, we went to the guys family house in
the local part of Fes, where we ate amazing salad, watermelon and had
orange juice. We were also invited back for dinner with the family
(but we didnt go in the end as we were still full from the food
We met his cousin, who had been living
in Germany for a few years, and then went to a cafe, where we had
some hot drinks ...