Travel Blogs from Fes
I've been saving all my money just to take you there
I smell the garden in your hair
Take the train from Casablanca going south
Blowing smoke rings from the corner of my mouth
Coloured cottons hang in the air,
Charming cobras in the square
Stripped djellebas we can wear at home
Well let me hear …
... only staying one night here, its very modern and touristy, very different from the culture of Fez and Chefchaouen.
It's hard to find countries that are so completely different from the next. But Morocco has been just that. Although we are in Africa, it very much feels like a middle eastern country. I particularly liked the tolerance between beliefs and the fact locals speak about 6 languages. In the towns we visited its rare to see woman not in headscarfs and about ...
... since in the Medina (old city) there are no supermarkets.
Now after some confusion because of the local system of streets we arrived at Bab Chems, one of the entrances to the medina, where we saw they were doing a concert, which is one of the largest in Morocco, the Music Festival of Arts.
Now we walk through Jdid Fez, which is the closest area to the royal palace, which is very similar to the Medina sector, many small markets ...
... load up on hay to feed their sheep in order to fatten them up for the holiday, and make sure to have plenty of charcoal on hand to keep the BBQ going. Our tour guide, and others along the way, invited us to participate in the feast with their families if we were around. Supposedly, it gets pretty wild with every ...
... an arid landscape, but the land is green and fertile and there's eucalyptus trees everywhere - just like home.
Driving through some of the souks (markets for produce) you realise how very different this place is. This is a really basic way of life, they seem really poor but hardworking. There's girls on donkeys carrying water, women carrying a stack of sticks/wood on their neck and shoulders, shepherds watch over their ...