Ryad Salama Fes
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... day without food and, at the CCS house, he who eats last, eats least. The good news was that we could use our tickets for an earlier train. The bad news was that we would have to forfeit first class for second in order to do it. Second class train cars are kind of a crapshoot; there's no guarantee that they'll have AC. Lucky us! Ours was roughly six million degrees and most of the windows didn't open. At least the ride was only two hours instead of ten. That'll teach us to buy our tickets early.
... car-free urban area. In fact, you couldn't fit a car within the streets of the city if you tried. The city is comprised of thousands of streets that have no uniform configuration - it really is a labyrinth. The streets are only as large as a wide pathway, and sometimes as small as a corridor you have to squeeze through. The only mode of transportation through this city is by foot (or donkey).
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All Moroccan cities we have visited have an old and a new part. Not much can be said about the new part of Fez. It looked like another Phnom Penn (Cambodia) – crumbling colonial buildings alongside wide avenues laid out by the French. There were no tourists in sight and it was difficult to find food that is not lamb or baklava. However, the Old City was a completely different story.
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... and scraped by hans over a period of weeks to make them soft and malleable; This requires the worker wading in the rotting water and dye ajnd continually working the hides to soften them. You would never be qble to get the smell out of your skin.
We went back to the hotel for siesta qnd then went for a walk in the afternoon.It was much cooler and the soft light made Fes look closer ...
... of a Swiss town, or even Whistler, with peaked roofs, broad sidewalks, and French style cafés and patisseries. Of course just a few hundred metres out of town and things are pretty barren and primitive again.
We stopped at a Marjane (hypermarket) on the way in to Fes for our usual stock-up, and then tried to drive in to where we expected a tourist info office, as we were going to ask if there was a camper car parking near to the centre. The traffic got pretty dense on ...
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Totally Awesome place, once you find it. But that just adds to the charm of the hidden gem! Would stay there again in a heartbeat.
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