Morocco Day 3: Fes
It’s pronounced, Fesssss, not Fezzz. Fez is a red hat men wear with a tassel. Fes is the city.
I feel better now.
We had a packed day today! First we went to the Palace and saw the 7 arches. This is the largest palace in Morocco and no one is allowed inside, except the king.
We continued with a walk through the oldest Médina in Morocco. It’s indescribable! If you try to go in your own, you will get completely lost! They sell absolutely everything under the sun! It was fascinating to integrate all five senses into this experience. Clothing, leather goods, spices, jewelry, instruments, baked goods, the list goes on!
After seeing the Médina in all its glory, we returned to the hotel and I showered and had a quick bite to eat before heading out again. We went to a place that makes ceramic and pottery. It’s truly an art form to see how they make mosaic items.
Afterwards, we drove to a place called Bhalil. Here, people have created caves that they make into their homes. We were able to go inside a family’s home and see how they live. It was an unforgettable experience to see this community of people living in caves within a mountainous area. I sent a video to my mom of how these women carry water in their heads and she reminded me that she too carried water in her head when she was young. It was a humbling experience to say the least.
We headed back to the hotel and then had a small bit of time to relax. We then headed out to dinner as a group to a Riat. We enjoyed beautiful views of the city as we dined outside. We had an array of appetizers and enjoyed a beef dish with cous cous for dinner. This cous cous; however, did not taste like the cous cous we have back home. That was much more delicious!
Random story: in speaking with other members of the group, I met a couple from Sydney that did the Greek tour last year as well. It turns out we had the same tour guide, Dina, for our tours! I have to remember to take a picture of us and send it to her!! I love this small world!!
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Have passport, will travel.