Riad Dar Tafilalet
Travel Blogs from Fes
... for the family. Unfortunately, Jess and I had to leave for Spain four days before this, but on several occasions, we got to witness sheep and goats being bought and sold, and being pulled, carried, and wheel barrowed through the narrow medina streets by children. The family we stayed with for four nights had not bought their goat yet, but they said when they get it they keep it in the bathroom. The family was so kind to us. Moroccan hospitality at both places we couch surfed ...
... around and hour and a half and then into
the medina weaving through the streets. 9400 streets in the medina
apparently but they were so quiet as it was Friday (day of prayer)
and 97% of the shops were shut.
time we turned around we had walked all the way to the east end of
the city and past the tanneries we visited yesterday. So we started
to make our way back through the quieter streets. So so different
... has fragile wooden galleries overlooking a cobbled courtyard. And altho’ I did get lost a few times, after shaking off some young leeching would-be guides, I managed to find the Derb Chouwara.
After another man shoo-ed off the leeches, he took me up some higher terraces to look down over the Derb Chouwara tanneries. Reputed to be the largest of all the tanneries in Morocco, I was simply here to observe a bigger and more varied tannery than that seen ...
Howdy Folks! Today was Fes day and I was super excited before I even boarded the bus. I have heard so much about Fes already and have been preparing myself for the shopping. Driving into the city, I was astonished at how much filth, garbage and unsafe living was surrounding me. I honestly was overwhelmed because living in the city of Meknes is much different than the outskirts of the city. There are farmers, hunchbacked and hobbling around ...
... time I try to help.
Around 6:30 we headed back to Thamis (by now our favourite cafe) and ordered a chicken tangine and a meat skewers dish, finished off with some ‘gazelle horns’ – small marzipan-flavoured pastries. A delicious and filling meal that even with the obligatory tip cost us only 100 dirhams. We are back at the Riad for an early night as we want to be away by 6:00am tomorrow morning for our 7:00am train to ...