Hotel Al Kabir
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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... and they should mind their own business !
First bit of anger we have seen all week really.
The Ali Ben Youssef Medersa, next to the mosque is a very old Muslim theological college, opened in 14th Century. It used to house over 900 students in 132 small dormitory rooms and, so we were told, only one bathroom ! It was a stunningly beautiful building. The mosaics, carvings and delicate trellis work was overwhelming. ...
At dinner last night, this well traveled group was discussing that Morocco has been named (not sure by who) as the #1 travel destination in the world. Having been here for a week, we found this so surprising. Yes there are beautiful areas and yes, the medina shopping is a real experience and yes we all loved the camel ride in the Sahara. But in the cities the ...
Today we drove through the High Atlas Mountains and you can forget what I said yesterday about their height relative to the Middle Atlas - they rise to over 13,000 feet. We drove through the Tizi-N-Tichka Pass - a spectacular sight. Of course the road is narrow, for 100 km there were no straight sections, the road was washed out and somewhat patched in many areas and there were a dozen or more places where something had crashed through the guardrail (and presumably plunged to ...
... Jdid, and the museum can be accessed via Rue de Banques next to Cafe France.
We also visited the 14th century Ali Ben Youssef Madrasa school nearby which can be included in the entrance cost to the museum. It used to be an Islamic school but is now open to the public. The architecture is beautiful, particularly the carved walls of the courtyard where you can peer out of one of the dormitory windows to get a feel of what it must have been like to study there.
... in developing countries, you need to be prepared for an assault on the senses of epic proportions, especially in the large market square!
We walked a short distance from our hotel to the Saaid tombs, which were built by the dynasty that ruled prior to Moulay Ismael (who built so much of Fez). The tombs are very ornate, and beautifully designed, and carry on the classic motif of Islamic architectural design of having a small water feature in the ...