Travel Blogs from Fes
... us with many laughs and entertained us through our breakfast service and the dinner we had there. Rod had even traded me for a few camels... If ever you are visiting Fes, we can highly recommend the Dar Anebar Riad.
Highlights of Fes:
- Dar Anebar Riad and their fabulous team of employees
- Patio at the Palais Jaime
- The tannery visit
- Strolling the streets of the medina
- Selfour ...
I've got my headphones on, mainly to cut down the loud chatter between the elderly men sitting next to us. We are roughing it out in second class. The train seems to be stopping at all the small villages on the way to Marrakech and then detouring through Rabat and Casablanca on the west coast, hence the 8 hours journey. Can't help but think we missed a trick here. Maybe the bus to Marrakech would have been a better bet. Maybe it would have taken ...
... with camel, cow, goat and sheep skin. Donkeys then carry the processed skins through the narrow street to the dye pits. Firmly brushing aside several unsolicited offers to 'guide' us to the best viewing platforms, we made our way up some cramped staircases that led us up to a broad terrace overlooking the dye pits from two stories above. Despite the overpowering stench, we firmly declined the sprig of mint that was offered (to hold to our nose) so we could smell the ...
... you go in your bathing suit (or underwear), and sit in a steamy room, just a tile floor and nothing else, really. You get two giant buckets of hot water and a little scooper so you can wash yourself or shampoo, but once in awhile, the hammam attendant (if you're paying like we were and aren't doing everything yourself) will douse you with an entire 10L bucket of water. Whooo.
Then comes the strange part.
The hammam attendant - ours, a wiry ...
... squeezed orange juice and coffee. We left for the medina at 8:30am and arrived shortly after outside of a large wall that housed over 7,000 streets and alleyways of the infamous Fes medina. Our guide was a jolly old Moroccan man who’s English was surprisingly very solid! He warned us that we better all stick together because if one of us got lost it would take years to find us with all the nooks and alleyways that made up the Medina.