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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
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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
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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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