Morocco 4: Fez and Meknes
From the 26th to the 28th of August, we visited Fez and Meknes.
Fez is a large city by moroccan standards. It is well known for its tanning industry, but also craftsmanship in general.
We stayed in a nice hostel, with beautiful carpets at the walls and a with a very nice atmosphere in general. The staff was also very friendly. There was only one downside: Bed-bugs. I'm not sure if they were in the sheets, or in the sofa on which I sat for a while, but I got bitten. And, having had them once, how can you be sure that you are not carrying them with you? We could only hope for the best, and from now on, we checked the beds in every new place in which we arrived. You should do the same.
Otherwise, I believe, the story of Fez is best told in pictures:
The next day, we visited Moulay Idriss, a famous town in which the first major Islamic ruler of Morocco ‐ Idris ‐ is buried. But his tomb is off-limits to non-muslims.
Meknes was not too special. Our personal highlight was a bakery in which we could get a large variety of pastry. We visited the market at night, which is a very crowded place with lots to see. We were looking forward to seeing the "Blue town", Chefchaouen, the next day, though!