Palais d'Hotes & Spa Andalous
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Today was exhausting but just amazing. We again met up with our guide who was going to show us around the Fez madina which is known to swallow tourists whole off we set starting by viewing Fez from above, it is such a sprawling area but you could see the old town very clearly from above. All the green roofs you see in the pictures are either mosques or koranic schools. We then went to a pottery house that has been running for a long long time and got to see how ...
... walking and walking. We eventually started to see more tourist type stalls with junk for sale and more tourist looking people - we fit in so well we feel part of the city versus those one day visitors to the medina. We got to one of the western gates and we all needed a breather. I explain on my photo of Caleb sitting where we took our break. We could see a good part of the surrounding neighborhoods to ...
... We arrived at our camp we would be sleeping at for the night. The other girls and I met our camp mates that were from all over the world: Australia, Holland, Hong Kong, and Tokyo. We discussed world affairs in an African drum circle. Later we were served a traditional Moroccan meal in the desert. Side note: They don't have bathrooms in Morocco. It is simply a hole in the ground...
You cannot actually enter the tannery, a collection of stone pools where the leather is processed and dyed. Rather, you are invited to climb the roof of the Cooperatif, which sells the leather products, to view the dyeing pools from a safe distance.
On the roof, an old man offered us some mint leaves to guard against the smell, and explained the tanning process to us. Of course, he had to share some rehearsed though sympathetic jokes (Kaka Chanel - the ...
... the Merenid tombs set high above the Muslim tombs atop the hillside dating to the early founding days of Fez. We were planning to go up to the top to watch the lights of the Medina come on and hear the call to prayer, but it had clouded over and the wind had come up making it downright chilly by the tombs. We stopped for a quick picture and jumped back in the car. Too cold to stick around.
We drove down the hillside, pulled up to the Bab Bouojeloud (the Western gate ...