Fez (Fes) is a truly intimidating and intriguing city all rolled into one. We haven’t mentioned this before – but, do not travel through Morocco without a guide. Our guide is named Ahmed Mha and he is brilliant, patient and kind and there’s no way we’d be having the experience that we’re having without him and our driver, Joel. Please let us know if you want their contact information.
Back to the intimidating part. Fes is a city of thousands of alleys. An alley might include vendors, residences, a school, a masque, a riad (small hotel) or any number of businesses. Every alley looks just like the next to a naïve American (like all of us on this trip). You can get lost (and possibly mugged – very real issue) without the right guide.
Thankfully, Ahmed and Joel made sure we were safe and that we saw the best of everything. A city filled with a very grand palace and lots of incredible artisans and craftsman. The truly fascinating part was seeing how magnificent mosaics, stunning silk scarves, luxurious leather goods and beautiful brass are all created here in Fes.