Riad Maison Bleue
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... At 5 am I was rudely awoken by some roosters. Hold on, what? How can there be roosters in the desert?! Well, the nomads own them. They are essentially desert people who move from place to place and get their kids to sell handicrafts to the tourists at the camps. Being in the dunes of the Sahara was like being in an alternate universe. All you could see for miles was a desert. No town, no form of civilisation, and no water (der). We began our day with a camel ride back to the desert ...
... turned potter's wheel, to watching a tile mosaic table being made, to seeing the bowls and pitchers and vases just prior to going into the kiln. Since we were the only people there, it felt like we were getting a private "behind the scenes" tour of how all the ceramics that we saw in the medina were actually made. The large courtyard that the buildings surrounded was filled with different sizes and shapes of mosaic tables and wall fountains- larger scale pieces of artwork that ...
... We found this to be sound advice. And we added our own adagio: only ask for directions from women or old men in non-touristy shops such as barber shops or drug stores. But most of all: just allow yourself to get lost!
The smell of fresh leather in the morning
Somehow, without the help of any kind of map, we finally did find the major attractions of Fes: the medrassas, the town square, the mosques, the various gates to the city, and of course the impressive (though ...
... with people that have been here for a while, so they can show us around. I've been told our apartment is about 20 minutes by foot from the Main Street in town, where we will do our shopping and such.
I could go on forever, but I think I'll leave this post at that for now. So in conclusion, I had an incredibly easy journey half way around the world, and I'm getting settled in to my new home! Virtual tour coming soon :)
Lots of love back to the ...
... really bad teeth. Really makes you appreciate good dental hygiene!
Leaving the Sahara we passed so much gorgeous landscape, especially the date palms oases and mud brick houses set against the red mountains. Did some great hikes – through the Todra Gorge, amid farms, along rivers and stopping to drink sweet mint tea with some Berber families. Unfortunately people do not want to have their picture taken, which was a shame because there were some ...