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Navigating the maze of the Medina

rain 12 °C

From Casablanca we made our way to Fes and the maze that is the Medina there. With the help of a local we found a great little place down a tiny little alley that was always dark, even in full daylight. The boy who'd led us there refused our offer of a tip and then got annoyed when we didn't want to pay him to guide us all around Fes and insisted we give him a sizeable tip because he wasted time waiting around for us to change our minds. Of course we refused this ridiculous demand but gave him a small amount to get rid of him after two days of hounding.
The weather turned miserable in Fes, so we spent quite a bit of time just chilling out indoors and watching a few movies. We had some fun exploring the Medina though. The maze like structure was fun to explore and while we did our best to navigate we generally just stumbled across the beautiful mosque's and Medersas that we were hoping to see. We got to see the outside of some beautiful mosques and religious buildings as well as Medersas, and paid our 10 Dirhams to go into one of the Medersas and see the beautiful architecture.
We also walked up to some ruins above Fes and took in the beautiful view over its mazelike sprawl when the weather eased up a bit.
We finally gave in and bought some of the lovely pottery that we'd been admiring the whole trip, and headed back to Marrakech for a final day before flying out.

Posted by Addy21 04:17 Archived in Morocco Tagged medina fes

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