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We left Rabat on Sunday, the 10th, for a long drive, east. Our destination Fes. We had some interesting stops along the way. I never thought of Morocco as an agricultural country, but 43% of the economy is from agriculture. We have driven past field, after field of fruits, vegetables and grains. On the way from Tangier to Rabat there were even …
... Fez, stopping at Volubilus along the way. Our Eplore guide, Taha, was extremely engaging and knowledgable. We wandered around the site learning about the ancient Roman city. It's pretty impressive what the civilization was capable of in terms of architecture, arts, and urban planning. Our guide says … they knew the art of living. We love that term!
We drove the remaining two hours to Fes, where the ...
... of the way lest you want to be trampled. Navigation is also a nightmare within the medina since there are barely any street names and the buildings are so dense and tall that you can't spot landmarks. Many tourists hire guides to get around the medina. We managed to get by with a navigation app on my iphone. This is the low season for tourism in morocco since it's unbearably hot and it's Ramadan. There are few Asian tourists, so Dorothy and I stick out like sore ...
Morocco: Our Travels to Africa
Our travels to Morocco began immediately after spending five days in the beautiful city of Barcelona. We caught an easy flight to Casablanca and all four of us stepped onto the African continent for the first times in our lives. Of course Morocco shares many similarities with Europe, as does most of North Africa but at the same time the difference are evident.
As we began our journey from the airport to the Casablanca hotel ...
... Attarine, one of the most famous spice markets in old Fes. The souk occupies a wide street about 600 meters in length and is closed at each extremity by huge wooden gates which are closed at night. In its hey day, the souk housed up to 160 shops dedicated to selling spices and medicinal products which were used at the nearby Bimaristine Sidi Fraj Hospital. These days only a handful of traditional spice sellers remain. A lot of the shops were shutting for the ...