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Fezzes are not from Fez

September 14th 2014
Well let the title of the blog be my very disillusioning fact of the day. I went with the horribly stereotypical image of a whole city filled with fez-wearers, and left without having seen anyone apart from fat sock-and-sandal-wearing tourists in them. Apparently (despite the abundance being sold everywhere here) fezzes are not from Fez. Which probably should be spelt Fes anyway (though spelling s ... 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
28th September 2014

Fezless Fez
Having been to Turkey before Fez, Morocco, I'd already learned that Ataturk outlawed the little red fezzes when he westernized the country. I must say that you are so brave to have visited a tannery--yikes! I spent four months in Morocco and never managed to do that. Love your gates, and how wise to have visited the Dar Batha museum/palace--a perfect respite from the souk. I now realize you're Anna's bold, traveling sister--so glad you'll be off with her to Myanmar. Looking forward to more adventures!

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