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Published: March 11th 2015
On the way to Fes
Great farming area.
Tonight is our second night in this fantastic Riad, an old (and I mean old in centuries) house that up till 1989 had 31 members of the same family housed here. As the children left to have their own homes, the last 8 relatives decided to turn it into a "Riad" a guest house, small hotel or most like a bed and breakfast. It is huge and and incredibly beautiful. The biggest change was to add a bathroom for every bedroom. I have lots of photos of the intricate handiwork, the mosaics, the carved ivory, etc.
Today we went inside the Fes palace walls but not the doors. The king isn't here. When he is there are lots of flags and more guards. Then we went to the old medina. The biggest medina in Morocco, I think. It's all foot traffic, and some donkeys, very narrow streets, sometimes slippery. its all twists and turns. We had an additional guide, Mohammad. He knows the place and the people. He also helped me negotiate. The crafts we saw being made were primarily pottery mosaics and leather. Both places were heritage sites. Then we went to a big fabric/tailor shop and tried on
Baskets, carob beans, jojoba beans. What are they? I bought a baby het.
caftans and jolubas (sp?). Of course I bought one!
In the morning we leave Fez and drive to the Sahara.
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