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So on Wednesday 21st I left the place I had called home for the past 5 months for good. It was emotional but now I am on a new adventure. This adventure is travelling with my two best friends. Our first stop, Fes, Morocco. First impressions were good, we arrived at night and the place seemed lively. We arrived at our hostel Funky Fes in Old Medina and got settled in straight away! We were all starved and drained of energy because the day had been long, emotional ...
Then it was on to see the tanneries. They have a really fascinating but stinky way of processing the leather. It's put in these huge vats to soak in the dies and people are employed to turn the leather over in the vats. This involves standing up to their waist in the die and stomping on the leather and then pulling each piece out, turning them all over and putting them back in ...
... 8221; Finally the man agreed to call him. (I’m so glad I remembered his name!) Mohammed was very apologetic and said he would send them within the hour. Sounds like an honest mistake but that means I’m stuck in the lobby waiting for the second delivery. Khalid must have gotten word about it because he came downstairs about the same time as the kid delivering the slippers appeared. It’s all good now but I can’t take another step. Good ...
... to figure out what to do, as there were no English speaking people there! We got changed into our bathers, then after waiting on the couches, got motioned into the next room, which was crazily hot! We got shown into a sauna, where we sat for a while. It was even hotter! Ridiculously hot! We sweated it out in there for a while and talked to a girl in there who had a little bit of English and was able to explain the process a bit for us. We sweated for a few minutes then covered ...
... went to Place RCIF (square), where we decided to go to the new town to try to find a tourist office center. We started walking again through the narrow streets and after about 20 minutes of walking ... plop, we came back to our hotel! Incredible and I thought I had a good sense of orientation! Since we were near the hotel, we decided to enter to get a compass that I had to have to be able to determine the desired direction.
Now with the compass on ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsRiad Alkantara Fes
Riad Alkantara is an exceptional location within the walls of the medieval city of Fès; it is a hidden enchantment in the heart of a shaded area surrounded by 5 riads of different periods and architectural styles that have been restored with patience and passion to unite modern comfort and the splendours of the past in an exquisite alchemy.
The garden has a vast swimming pool surrounded by greenery and supplied with pure spring water, there are many fountains and patios, where you can relax and listen to the birds soothing singing.
The same refined decorative style runs throughout the suites, with furnishings gathered on travels through the Mahgreb, India, Egypt and Syria, as well as gorgeous hand-painted, Diffused lighting from lanterns and appliqués further enhances the romantic feel of the suites. You will find also: air conditioning, ventilation, Hifi & music library, wireless Internet access, safe & selection of teas and infusions, minibar, bathtub or shower, hairdryer, welcome products quality
This comfortable and cosy area has a superb view over the gardens and the medina... the restaurant and bar Lounge "Le Mandala" and its panoramic terrace adjoining offers a calm and intimate atmosphere with privileged views of the surrounding hills. In our guest dining room you can discover the subtleties of North African gastronomy, refined and authentic cuisine to be discovered and shared in a convivial atmosphere.
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