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... new "old town" Fes el-Jedid. This included the Jewish quarter 'Mellah'. The name comes from the Arab word for salt because of the tradition for jews to put salt on captured bandits' heads (tho' this is possibly a myth)! The third area is the modern new town where most of the population reside.
After a long and lazy breakfast, we left the riad to explore the Jewish quarter (Mellah). To do this, we walked out the Blue Gate ...
... time! Well worth the inconvenience of a bit of dampness.
On the way to Fes we stopped for a brief drive around Meknes. Meknes has the third largest medina in Morocco. It was built by one of the kings who was not well liked by his people and who thought he needed a lot of protection from them. So the royal palace is inside its own wall and then surrounded by the medina wall. Now you can actually drive between the two walls which ...
... the Synagogue. We then drove out of Fez slightly to get some good views back over the city.
As it was Friday and their religious day most of the shops and restaurants were shut for prayers but ‘King Callum’ as he’s now been renamed managed to find us a bar so we could have a few beers. These beers came with free of Olives, Dhal, Salad and Chips. We had street food for lunch which was the typical kofte in ...
... 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 ...
... very dangerous. With this in mind we hailed a taxi and he
took us into the medina, where we had the next challenge of finding a
hostel/hotel. Everywhere was shut (with it being 5am) so the taxi
driver knocked on a couple of the doors for us and eventually found
us a hotel. The hotel however was very expensive, but I managed to
knock him down 100 dihrams for the night as we didnt care how posh
the room was, we just wanted ...