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.
The Seven Gates of the Royal Palace.
One of the Seven Gates of the Royal Palace.
The leather tanneries. The smell is almost unbearable, but it is an incredible sight.
This guy really wanted me to take a picture of him while he was painting one of the beautiful ceramics the region is known for. Seriously, you don’t have to ask me twice.
One of the many street dogs in Morocco. Here in the fortress of Borj Sud. I had no idea of photography back then, but I really love this shot.
The Medina seen from Borj Sud. It’s crazy big. You WILL get lost while you’re here. And you WILL love it.
Has anyone of you ever been to Fes? And did you love it as much as I did?