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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Fez, Morocco

We are traveling with our friends, Clarke and Brenda.  To read their version of this trip click here.

We are meeting up with Audrey and Jim in Palma de Malorca before we embark the cruise ship.  You can read about their adventures in Spain by clicking here.

Dear Family and Friends,

Here it is Saturday and we are in the city of Fez. We arrived yesterday by train from Tangiers. 

Today the four of us toured the Medina which is the ancient walled city of Fez.  The locals refer to the city outside the walls as the "new city."  Like in Tangiers, people still live inside the walls and like in historic Cuenca, the real estate values inside the Medina are sky rocketing.

This is one of many gates that lead into the Medina.  This gate is known as the blue green gate because it has blue tile on one side and green tile on the other.

For anyone in Cuenca that has their propane gas delivered by truck, take a look at how it is delivered here.

The markets inside are interesting.  Here is a picture of prunes, raisins, figs and other dried fruit.

Here are some interesting fish.

We were able to look down on the vats of dye that are used to color the leather after tanning it.

The finished products are so colorful.  They use natural dyes to color all kinds of leather, goat, sheep, cow, and camel skins.

Have a look at some of the other items sold in stalls.

These pots remind me of some of the pre-Colombian pottery displayed in museums in Cuenca.

This is a plaza of metal workers.

Other scenes from our tour....

And a good one to finish up with is a sweet picture of Brenda petting a donkey.

On Monday we take a train to Marrakesh.

More later.



  1. Is it the Marrakesh Express that Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young sung about?

  2. I don't know, I'll have to Google it. Waiting for you post of the finished casa. Miss you guys.

  3. So how much stuff did Chuck add to his luggage in the Medina?

  4. Surprisingly, not much. He bought a Fez football shirt.


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