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A day at the Medina.

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After a good refreshing jump in the pool, a good diner and a nice night we were on our way to visit the Medina of Fes. But first we went to visit a pottery, to see some traditional mosaic works. I have great respect for the people working there: painting detailed cups, making tiny pieces of mosaic stones etc.....

And then we visited the Medina; my first impression was: an attack of all senses! Smell, sound, sight everything....And it was cool in the medina, cooler than you'd expect, seeing the narrow streets and the crowd. The Medina in Fes is said to be the oldest and best in Morocco. It certainly is the narrowest: only access by foot or donkey....

And they sell everything, from bridal wear to carpets and from leather to sheep heads. We visited a carpet shop, where we bought a nice Berber carpet: very colorfull and with different technics....I just instantly fell in love with it. Also we visited the famous leather workshops of Fes; the smell was overwhelming! We saw bronze workers, had lunch and enjoyed the first real impression of Morocco. Only downside was that our guide seemed to turn everything into a promotion, to get us buy stuff....

After visiting the gates of the Royal Palace, we returned to the hotel for again a refreshing plunch, a nice meal (and some laughs over 'Il Capitano' or the very bossy Italian tour guide) and a nice night of sleep. Tomorrow we're of to Meknes!

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Overview
Overview
pottery
pottery
Mosque
Mosque
Medina
Medina
anybody up for meat?
anybody up for meat?
Koram school
Koram school
carpets
carpets
Islamic university
Islamic university
cheap Riad
cheap Riad
leather
leather
Royal Palace
Royal Palace
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