Dar Al Andalous
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I still can't add photos. Hopefully an update comes out soon. What an interesting city. The local trading market is called a Medina. In Fes, the largest market that does not allow automobiles, is here. The only way to get in or out goods, is by animal, cart or carry. The streets are narrow and the shops are small. Needless to say, there are hundreds of them. ...
... tanning and dying. It is hard to describe it in a way that is easily understood, but hopefully the photos assist in creating a picture of what is done here. Hundreds or thousands of sheep and goat skins are brought here each day to have the wool removed, then dyed in many different colors, using vegetable dyes. It is brutal work! In every sense of the word, whether it be smells, filth, hard work or monotony. The end products are beautiful, and we purchased a ...
... enough to take everything in.
We did get in early the day we arrived. After settling into the hostel we decided to have a quick walk around the Medina and find something to eat. The Medina is absolutely massive putting even Marrakesh's to shame and so very easy to lose yourself in luckily my wonderful travel companion is pretty good with directions. We wandered over to near the blue gate taking in a lot of the atmosphere before finding a nice cafe called the clock cafe that ...
... was the stable. Designed to house over 3000 horses it was considered a mid-sized cavalry outpost. Each horse was attended by three grooms. Unfortunately the roof of this building had been damaged by the Lisbon earthquake in the 1700s which tore down many of the old structures in Morocco despite the considerable distance from the epicentre. It's still impressive. Lauren and I both found the descriptions of the logistics that these buildings required far ...
... exhausting. We've heard stores of people getting lost in the medina, asking for help and then been taken all over the medina and then being harassed for a large 'tip'. Don't get me wrong, navigating the medina was great fun with a steep learning curve.
This is what happened on our first day in Fes - Our Dar (guest house) was only about 250 meters from the medina main gate with a couple of turns on the way. Should be pretty easy to ...