Fes-less Fes July 16th 2006 Fes, Morocco
I went to Fes hoping that it would be a more authentic experience than the tourist favorite Marrakech, but a close look reveals otherwise. There are no "hand dyed, hand woven fabrics anywhere in the medina," admitted the salesman from whom I just bought my "hand dyed, hand woven" scarf. "Regardless of what the kick-back guides tell you," he added. The tanneries are still dying l ... read more
Africa » Morocco » Fès-Boulemane » Fes In 788, about a century after the Arab conquest of North Africa, successive Moorish dynasties began to rule in Morocco. In the 16th century, the Sa'adi monarchy, particularly under Ahmad AL-MANSUR (1578-1603), repelled foreign invaders and inaugurate... ... read more
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