These past few months I haven’t been traveling a lot (except for a few trips to Norway), so I’ve been trying to remember some of the trips I did before I started this blog. In January 2009 I traveled for two weeks around Morocco (I love, love, love Morocco!), visiting Fes, Rabat, Essaouira and Marrakech, traveling by bus and train. Now, because of my blog, whenever I travel I write down every single name, place and detail, just in case I want to write about it here. So… I have forgotten almost every detail of this trip. Luckily I do have some photos, and Google to help me look up names. Let’s start with what I do remember from Fes/Fez, the third biggest city in Morocco:
- I had orange juice probably ten times a day. Seriously. Best. Orange juice. Ever. <3 (Applies to the rest of the places we visited as well).
- It was very cold, humid and rainy. At night the sheets were wet because of the humidity. A very small price to pay to visit this amazing city.
- To find the pension we were staying at in the huge, confusing, but beautiful medina (old town), we had to look for the hanging camel head (yes, a real one) and then turn left.
- Amazing, cheap food (if you go to the places outside the main tourist spots).
- The smell of the tanneries (to give you an idea, some of the main ingredients of the dye are bird excrements and cow urine. Heh.)
- How every Moroccan we talked to seemed to know at least two sentences in every single language on the planet. (Also applies to the other destinations).
- I tried camel burger. It was… chewy.
Has anyone of you ever been to Fes? And did you love it as much as I did?