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... out our requests, and also carry our luggage up and down several flights of stairs is the inimitable Idriss. Like Sana, he greets all requests politely, even though we never know if we are asking for the impossible, or, the impolite!!!
Tuesday morning, our guide Faoud gathers us from the Riad. He is a native of Fes (they prefer Fes for the city and Fez for the hat) -- a fassi.
We understood we were to ...
... for a bid - pastries are sold in carts and stalls that are infested by swarms of bees. We saw about 30 bees latch onto a single croissant. We visited a tannery, which is the main attraction in fes after he medina. The slaughtering happens offsite, so they collect the raw skins and process them. The production process starts in big vats run by families of tradesmen. It smelled pretty bad, but thankfully they issued us a mint leaf upon entry to sniff. As we feared, ...
... they share between Europe and Morocco and our host managed to fit another 5 of us in her Peugeot subcompact with luggage from the train station to her home. After our clown car ride experience we arrived in the center of an amazing African city nestled in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. We had spectacular views all around and as we sat on the terrace listening to the prayer calls echo from the mosques through the city. That was perhaps one of the best ...
... purposes. A modest courtyard revealed rather lovely traditional patterns of Merenid artisanship and intricate stucco work.
The Medersa I must confess was not all that riveting and just as I felt as if I was going to pass out from a nauseous dizzy spell, Khlafa for some reason began explaining Arabic numerals. "Did we know the origins of the Arab numerals?" he asked. We had no idea and quite frankly, I felt so awful I really didn't give a damn. ...
... from the 17th century until 1912 when Morocco is divided into French and Spanish protectorates. Note: the current Moroccan royal family belong to the former Alaouite dynasty.
Morocco disputes the Spanish enclave of Ceuta*. Spain declares war and wins a further enclave and an enlarged Ceuta enclave.
Spain creates a protectorate in the coastal areas of Morocco.
Morocco becomes a French ...