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Face the crowd in Fes

April 6th 2019
There is no queue at the gate of patience ~ Moroccan Proverb HE SAID... Today we were travelling northeast from Meknes to Fes. It was a wet afternoon in Meknes. Heavy rain fell from dark clouds shrouding the city, and a bitter wind swept the empty streets. We emerged from the medina and sheltered as best we could in the shadows of Bab el-Mansour (the city’s ic ... read more
Africa » Morocco » Fès-Boulemane » Fes

Moroccan Flag 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
8th September 2019

Really enjoy reading your excellent entries about the different cities you've visited in Morocco! It's making me very excited as we leave for Morocco in just under a month. However, hope to avoid the meat market at all costs! Looking forward to reading your next blog!
9th September 2019

Re: Fes
Thanks Sylvia! I had forgotten that your trip was coming up so soon - I can't wait to read all about it. The meat market wasn't unbearable, but you may need to tell your local guide that you want to avoid it... I think it's on one of the 'usual' walking routes to the tanneries :)

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