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Exploring Fes!

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Yesterday I went to Fes with Nadia, Najoua, Meryem, Wafae, Nikita, and Wendy. We took a grand taxi with 5 girls. Grand taxis normally take up to 6 people, two in the front seat and four in the back. So trips later on will definitely make us closer when we squish in the back seat together for many hours!

After an hour drive we made it to Fes and took a "Honda" to Jardin Jnan Sbil, a beautiful park. Here is where I came across this interesting "toilet" :

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The park was gorgeous and my favorite part was all of the orange trees throughout it! After we toured the gardens we went to the old Medina of Fes. We entered the souk through a gate with gorgeous architecture. First we stopped at a fruit stand and tried cactus fruit. It was delicious, but it stained our teeth bright pink!

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Nadia, Najoua, Meryem, & Wafae were our moms for the day! They lead us through the maze of the souk and first brought us to one of the stores that sells traditional Moroccan dresses. Wendy, Nikita, and I tried dressed on to take photos and they told us we looked beautiful then surprised us by insisting on buying us the dresses!

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After purchasing our dresses the Moroccan girls helped us bargain for shoes and purses. We wandered through the narrow streets and explored the pottery stores. Soon we came across a family-owned restaurant. We trekked up the steep steps of their house and finally arrived to the roof of the building where we all split a couscous and chicken tajine meal. The food was great and our view of Fes was unbelievable!

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After our meal we found our way to another balcony where we could see the leather tannery. Then, the girls got us out of the market maze by asking for help at every corner! It was definitely an adventure and one of my favorite days by far!

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Posted by htoberman 14:48 Archived in Morocco Tagged fes

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