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The Medina of all Medinas

A seven and a half hour bus ride without air-conditioning or windows that opened, we finally made it to Fez. Dropped off at the old bus station just outside the medina, we began walking with our 20kg rucksacks through the small uneven streets. It just so happened to start raining the second we...

permalink written by  Kat and Ben on June 15, 2009 from Fes, Morocco
from the travel blog: Kat & Ben's World Adventure



Day 5

The next day Samir picked me up and I learned it was some sort of holiday, so changing money was done in the Hotel Fez -- very nice. Then to the train station to purchase a ticket -- Samir talked me into buying one for the 1 a.m. train. Anyway, after taking care of business, we again went...

permalink written by  shoshtrvls on May 23, 1991 from Fes, Morocco
from the travel blog: Morocco (1991)



Day 4

Jallil, Samir's brother, picked me up around 8:00. We first went to the house and then Jallil took me around the medina. Of course, he spoke no English or French so communication was difficult. Also, those buildings which the guidebook said were spectacular were all closed for renovation,...

permalink written by  shoshtrvls on May 22, 1991 from Fes, Morocco
from the travel blog: Morocco (1991)



Day 3 (Continued)

Samir and Heidi definitely took me under their wing. First we stopped for lunch at Immouzer. Then it was tea at their Uncle's house just outside the old city. Then it was to the museum to see carpets, but also nice silver and gardens. We then drove to an overlook for a magnificent view of...

permalink written by  shoshtrvls on May 21, 1991 from Fes, Morocco
from the travel blog: Morocco (1991)



Day 2 (Continued)

The train from Tangiers to Fez took about 6-1/2 hours. While there were other budget travelers on the train, I did not meeet them. Instead, I med Mohammed (everyone here is named Mohammed). He apparently works as a machinest for the railway. In any event, he spoke good English. We discussed...

permalink written by  shoshtrvls on May 20, 1991 from Fes, Morocco
from the travel blog: Morocco (1991)



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