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Travel Blogs from Fes
*Excursion entries are quoted from journal*
"I have zero expectations.
No clues, and no answers.
It feels great to be out of Rabat already, I'm feeling a sense of freedom. I feel wild. All of this is wild.
I see women sitting in fields and children roaming along clay streets. When I see them, I feel at home. There seems to me to be a larger sense of solidarity in the completeness of their moments. There is no ...
... Ironically, now that the area is inhabited by Muslims, the balconies are covered by blankets and boards in order to shield the women of the home from view.
We wandered around the quarter and passed through the souk where everything from soup to nuts (and bales of raw cottons and live chickens) were being sold. The souk was jammed with local folks doing their shopping and bartering thing, and as always, when I can be in market away from ...
... and two bananas 20c a little cheaper tan W.A.
The Islamic people in Fes are warm and generally accepting of the western tourist world and are very community orientated the Moroccan people are the bridge between the hard line Arab world and the modern "western" world the experience here was truly enriching.
My time in Fes = Food poisoning :(
Full stop, story ended.
... toured a pottery house that showed how all the pottery you see in the souks is made by hand. We visited the tannery that showed how the hides were treated, colored and made into all sorts of things. What was really fun was you go to this big room, pick out a style of coat you like, pick you the fabric and color and they take ...
... the city of Fes, whose medina is made up of three parts. It's quite impressive and stretches quite long, and only the locals seem to be able to make their way around, including the children who could be seen walking along by themselves.
It was off to a nearby pottery village to learn how the pottery is made, from the preparation of the clay, to the sculpting, the baking, and the painting. Mosaics included an extra step that saw several artists cutting stone and assembl