Weekend trip to Fes

On Saturday, we started at 8:00 AM. It was a relatively hot day; with Fes being warmer than Morocco and with the broken air conditioning system in our van, we all had a hard time! After lunch, we spent some time in the Fes medina, which dwarfs the Medina at Rabat by size and the variety of shops. We visited the Madrassa and walked by the Mosque in the medina. We also spent some time at the tannery, which is the largest in North Africa.

Tannery

Later in the evening, we had dinner at a Riad (traditional Moroccan house) converted to a restaurant, followed by tea on the rooftop. We were late for the pool when we got back to our hotel 😦

On Sunday, we were accompanied by Prof. Syed who gave us a brief talk on Moroccan History before taking us to the Medina. We learned about the architectural aspects of the Madrassa before heading to a Funduk (traveler’s lodge) converted to a museum. We had lunch at the clock cafe where I had camel burger! On the way back to Rabat, we stopped briefly at the Roman ruins in Volubilis.

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