Trip Start Sep 27, 2012
105Trip End Sep 04, 2013
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Where I stayed
Our room is huge with authentic Moroccan decor.
We decided to spend our first night in as it was pouring outside. We ended up spending the evening with a lovely young couple from Holland, the girl was a neurologist and the guy a lawyer but both so modest and down to earth
24/03/2013: We went with our guide Said for a 5 hour tour of the medina, the largest living medieval Islamic city in the world and the worlds largest car free urban environment. It was interesting but actually just like a huge ghetto with people trying to sell you everything from carpets to leather goods. We visited a tannery and when we arrived they gave us fresh mint to sniff, thank goodness, the smell was unbelievably horrible.
In the afternoon we plucked up the courage to got exploring ourselves but after 45 mins returned to our riad, just too hard, the people never leave you alone and the children constantly asking for money.
Our riad is an oasis, Ladie cooks us the most beautiful 3 course meals each night, we say we only want a snack but out it all comes, so fresh and tasty.
25/03/2013:Visited Newtown today which is the newest part of Fes, still 700 years old. We decided to go on our own and it proved to be more enjoyable. The city is more modern and the people more friendly and westernized. Visited the kings palace and the medina then home to our riad for another amazing meal. We have decided to leave Morocco, it has been an interesting time but doesnt really do it for us and with time running ahead like a steamtrain we dont want to waste precious time. We are heading to Portugal.