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Travel Blogs from Fes
Rogue83 stayed here on Aug 17, 2013 during their trip titled: Morocco 2013 (Mark, Bex & Kial).
... Poppies provide the red dye; henna the orange dye, saffron is yellow, mint gives green, the brown from cedar wood and the blue from the indigo plant, the same that is used in blue denim jeans. Nevertheless the guys must cover themselves in oil and not work for more than 10 hours before washing off thoroughly or they will remain stained! All for a handbag! No wonder I have never owned a handbag!
... but the bathroom surely looked 200 years old if not more! It could do with some TLC and modernisation!
El Fna Square stalls - here today, gone today. Back tomorrow.
I had asked for a Riad close to the famous El Fna square as it is quite magical in the evenings - a whole lot of food stalls are set up from about 4 pm in the evening, do their business till late, and in the morning they are all gone. The Square is taken over by snake charmers, monkey business ...
... to our swim bottoms in front of about ten other women in the lobby. Releasing some inhibitions, we did as we were told and were guided into the sauna. There were approximately sixty to eighty other bodies of all shapes, sizes and ages bathing with buckets of water in the steamy room. The three of us sat around awkwardly for what felt like an eternity, cracking jokes and making casual conversation. Finally, a woman rubbed soap over us one by one. The soap burned into our eyes ...
... city a little bit. We ventured into the Medina as far as we could go without breaking Sarah's No Turn Rule, but no one was willing to risk getting lost so we didn't stay long. We had arrived in Fes with a pretty clear plan as far as where to eat. At Mark's recommendation, we'd planned on dinner Friday night at a restaurant/bar called Mezzanine for dinner. It was less than a block from our hotel, and he told us that it had a great atmosphere, a cool terrace, and drinks. What ...