Day 7 Fez

Wandering around the city of Fez, Morocco. The tour had us stay in Fez for the day, staying in the Hotel Mounia for two nights. The bus took us around to the sights, markets, dying, leather works, scarves, etc.

A gate to the Kasbah.


Tourists and the usual cats!

Soldiers with nothing to do, nationwide!

Downtown Fez






Another gate

Other transportation

Mint being delivered.

The city of Fez

Above shows our guide and a fence. A man had climbed up the very steep slope on the other side of the fence as he was not allowed to be on the property. He was peddling some things, including the skullcap I purchased (below).

Walking down the alleys in the city. An alley is called a Dar here, people live here! No severely overweight people, or piano's! Fez ElBali

The market at Fez El Bali

Olives for sale.

A shop selling camel meat!

Cats are well fed. No dogs though.

This is a stove they use to bake our thick "pancakes" for breakfast.
The charcoal in the steel pot (or gas in this case) heats the ceramic dome. 
The cook places the dough on the top to cook!

People dye cloth in stalls.

Women washing the cloth before it is dyed..

Horse bringing in wares.

Man with skull cap and woman with shawl shopping.

Perfumes, etc.

Mannequin with common dress-up dress. 

Inside a school where they teach the Quar'an.

Bride shop, the bride selects 4 girls and 4 guys to be in the wedding party.
The four guys carry her in the white and pink litter!

Entrance to the local mosque.

More shops.

The upper floor over the leather shop.

Area where hides and cloth have been tanned and dyed for hundreds of years.

Man dying a hide.


The pools for the dye were built hundreds of years ago they said.

Area (miles away) where red dyed leather is dried, it takes weeks in the sun.

The leather shop.


Donkeys carry a load - they were fed by buckets tied to their heads.






Need something for dinner, you will find it here, not in a supermarket.



Loom in action



Guide showing the fiber from a cactus which they use to make cloth.






They sold us scarves for us to use when we went on the camels!

The red dyed skins.

On to M'haya, sheep everywhere.


Lunch at the  AFER (Association of Rural Women and Children) home in M'haya, Morocco. A nonprofit whose purpose is to improve the quality of life in rural areas and to maintain it thru sustainable local development such as courses and training.

My name (John) written in Arabic, Abdella gave us a lesson!

The standard Moroccan bathroom.

You use your left hand to wash your butt, thus you do not shake hands with your left hand.

Sheep wandering around the neighborhood.

Douyet, Morocco, farmland.

They serve the mint tea scorching hot so they put this little coat on it._1


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