Today we had a slower start and made our way up and out of the Medina to see if we could find breakfast. We had found a bakery yesterday that had tasty treats and made our way back there. While everyone was picking out what they wanted, I noticed a stall across the street with a bunch of people in front of it. I went to investigate and I guy was frying dough in the shape of a donut with a string tied around it. You then could dip the donut into sugar and cinnamon. It was more like the fried dough you get at a fair then a donut, but good none the less!

Blue Gate

Blue Gate

We found a restaurant that was open for breakfast and some of the group got eggs. I was still full from my donut so had a mint tea the specialty of Morocco. And damn they load the sugar in – its more like a dessert. The restaurant was on the 3rd story in a covered porch area so we had a great view of the medina and the blue gate, one of the doorways to the medina.

Some of our group had to head back to the ship so they headed to the train station while the rest of us decided to wander around the markets more and try to find the tanneries we’d heard about. Depending on which “street” we went down we could either see the food market, with camel heads for purchase or lots of tourist shopping items. We headed down down down into the Medina and after about 15 minutes we saw a sign to tanneries and a guy who decided to lead us. AKA we had to pay him at the end but it was only a few dollars.

Drying pelts

Drying pelts

We got to see where they were dying yellow (Turmeric) and the leather pelts that had been dyed. It was neat but smelly. I didn’t get too close.

We then got a bit more of a tour of the Medina including a super skinny streets and also a place where a guy was throwing wood chips into a fire to heat the water for the bathhouse next door. He just sat there and did that for hours. Crazy!

A couple more people were coming in to stay the night so we met them and then led them through the medina to our place. From there we decided to split up – some wanted to go into the mountains and a couple of us wanted to stay in the medina and explore some more.

Nathan and I stayed and went out to lunch before heading back into the medina. We had another great view of the Medina from the top floor and had a delicious lunch.

Next we made it our goal to find the bigger tanneries waaaay in the medina. 25-30 minutes of walking down and down we started seeing signs and finally let a guy lead us to his shop with a balcony looking over the pits. Luckily he gave us some mint to hold to our noses to mask the smell. It was an amazing site with lots more pits than before. I guess every few days the color changes, today it looked brown/red. We looked around the shop as I was looking for a purse and maybe some shoes. I didn’t find anything but Nathan got some sweet shoes and we headed back up stopping along the way in more shops.

Dying pits

Dying pits

I found a nice lined, leather purse in one of the shops and after haggling got it for $20 which I was happy with. Also got some cheap slipper shoes for the ship. After shopping and walking it was about time to meet back up with our group. We ended up going to a western bar that also had hookah. It was great to sit on the roof, have a beer and smoke some hookah. The rest of the group met us there, we got some snacks then moved on to a place for dinner.

Another roof top place where we order some tagines, but it took almost an hour for the food to come which was annoying. We destroyed it and then headed back to our place to enjoy some wine and hang out.

22 Thoughts on “Day 43: Fez day 2

  1. WILDKATxvy on December 10, 2020 at 4:58 pm said:

    books in ancient times was papyrus

  2. Augustyas on December 14, 2020 at 3:06 pm said:

    Since manuscripts are subject to deterioration

  3. Linksysqqt on December 29, 2020 at 2:55 am said:

    term manuscript (late lat.manuscriptum,

  4. Extractionvnc on December 30, 2020 at 1:49 pm said:

    the best poets of his era and

  5. Sunburstond on December 31, 2020 at 1:51 am said:

    which is carried out by the printing

  6. Flexiblefcy on January 2, 2021 at 9:53 am said:

    number of surviving European

  7. Fenderffr on January 3, 2021 at 12:05 am said:

    European glory, and even after

  8. Broncoysz on January 28, 2021 at 2:44 pm said:

    Western Europe also formed

  9. Irrigationpfd on January 28, 2021 at 3:02 pm said:

    multiplies (see also article

  10. Juiceruaq on February 4, 2021 at 7:29 pm said:

    monuments related to deep

  11. Sightsjr on February 12, 2021 at 6:51 am said:

    manuscripts underwent in the Middle

  12. Artisanmmg on February 16, 2021 at 12:53 pm said:

    which is carried out by the printing

  13. Airbladejcw on June 18, 2021 at 5:36 am said:

    consists of the book itself

  14. Amazonnnxnc on June 19, 2021 at 1:13 pm said:

    handwritten books were made,

  15. Fingerboardihq on August 13, 2021 at 5:43 pm said:

    consists of the book itself

  16. Visiondfi on August 23, 2021 at 1:48 am said:

    European glory, and even after

  17. Rubbercqe on September 6, 2021 at 9:41 am said:

    new texts were rewritten

  18. Securitympc on October 16, 2021 at 1:22 am said:

    new texts were rewritten

  19. Various Rare 1930s Blues Vol 2 1936 1940 The Complete Recorded Works Of Little David Three Fifteen H Jan Savitt And His Orchestra 1937 1939

  20. Various EDM Festival 2016 Dictaphone Blues Her Heart Breaks Like A Wave

  21. Broncoqgu on February 9, 2022 at 1:28 am said:

    from lat. manus – “hand” and scribo – “I write”) [1]

  22. Mumbai News & Coronavirus Cases & Live Updates – Check the latest Mumbai news, coronavirus headlines & breaking news about Mumbai, Corona virus, .


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Post Navigation