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Travel Blogs from Fes
... Morocco!” so Aziz organised a local guide for us and we were dropped off at the old new city.
(Just for clarification:
- Old City = Original Medina
- Old New City = Second Wave of Islamic Influence
- New City = Modern French District
These cities descend back through time as they slip down into the valley).
Here we were shown another closed gate of relatively recent origin. The mosaics were still vivid, ...
... been a bit brave and tasted some of the street food. Succulent kebabs cooked right there in front of us was a hit. All you have to do is select the raw meat you want. They then add a few spices, some coriander and onions and grill it to perfection. A flat bread with the meat stuffing was perfect for lunches.
2. The medina (old town) - the largest 'pedestrian only' urban zone in the world. None of the streets are marked so getting lost is ...
... whatever. The Belgian lady next to me did claim with some wonder about how many donkeys it would have taken for their milk to fill a tank in those days - but she mentioned that Cleo was one beautiful lady meaning in implication that all that donkey milk was well deserved!
Two studio visits later, and lighter by about 100 Dirhams, I returned back to the Dar Barbara Riad, owned by an English lady (“call me Gilly, I hope you are comfortable and warm, ...
... very delicious lamb. Along with olives, bread and a bottle of Coke, our meals were only about $7! I still haven't gotten used to how cheap food is here... It's really incredible. When we were served our food, Maurice came over to make sure everything was good, and was happy to take a photo with us. And of course, before we left he gave us his phone number in case we ever needed anything. Once again, we were happily treated to some traditional ...
... neon yellow (a Moroccan specialty), hot pink and others that you would not be caught dead in! Just like a strategically stationed souvenir shop at the end of a visit to some places, you cannot leave until you have walked through every laden room in the store.
Fes became a refuge for Jews in the 14th century thus creating a mellah (Jewish quarter) just outside the medina. Many Jews played an important role in the imperial court and the community did enjoy the favor ...