La Maison Bleue
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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... of the nearby out-of-town sites. The first one, Volubilis, was a 90 minute drive away so we wanted to get a relatively early start. Karim walked us back up to the Blue Gate, allowing us to stop at a local ATM/currency exchange to get more dirhams then introducing us to our driver.
Two of the group opted to stay and explore the medina more, so we had a large, 8 passenger van for the 4 of us. We piled in and set off, heading west towards the Roman ruins. As we ...
... for the elaborate walls, palaces and related complexes he built, which underscores why so many rulers around the world have focused their efforts on monumental construction projects during their respective reigns — it is kind of a grasp at immortality.
Our last stop was a great traditional pottery factory, where we added a few new dishes for the collection at our new home.
Two great days in Fez and the surroundings, and we are off on another adventure tomorrow ...
... enough to take everything in.
We did get in early the day we arrived. After settling into the hostel we decided to have a quick walk around the Medina and find something to eat. The Medina is absolutely massive putting even Marrakesh's to shame and so very easy to lose yourself in luckily my wonderful travel companion is pretty good with directions. We wandered over to near the blue gate taking in a lot of the atmosphere before finding a nice cafe called the clock cafe that ...
... turning a peeping Tom into a deer, the god of wine getting wasted, and others. The functions of the buildings and the rooms within them were explained; temple to Jupiter, sauna rooms, market places and mansions of retired veterans (apparently this city was the equivalent of Florida for Romans). One highlight was the large penis carved into a stone in order to advertise a brothel. I'm not sure why it wasn't advertising what it actually sold, but maybe that was harder ...
... to be served. Our hostel had this amazing terrace, and since its in the upper 60s / lower 70s here we sat in the sun for several hours and just chatted about our plans for the next couple days. We decided that today (Thursday) we would take advantage of a foot-tour that our hostel offered for 5 euros. Our tour guide, who was absolutely amazing, took us on an amazing 5 hour tour of parts of the Medina and streets of ...