Fez Morocco

Morocco is on my bucket list for a very long time. Well, I have a lot on my bucket list. On my recent trip, I went for a week to see Fez and the Blue city. I wish I had stayed longer. Morocco is a huge country and seeing all the places I want would require  3weeks or more. Instead of going to Marrakech, I stayed in Fez.

I have read a lot about Fez but not each and every detail of the city.  There are few flights from Spain that goes directly to Fez and some never knew that. There is a direct flight from Seville to Fez..but most flights are on Marrakech and Casablanca. Some arrive in Tangier port from Spain.

Fez was the capital of Morroco until 1927 and it is very famous for its leather goods. I have met good locals at Fez and all I can say about local men, they’re very friendly… super friendly and can be very persuasive but they respect when you say “No” to every invitation for tea..coffee…etc.

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Fez Airport

The Fez airport is small and nice and the weather was great during the month of May. Still chilly at night so you need to bring some coats or jackets. The airport is a bit far from the town and requires a taxi. There is a bus but I do not know the exact schedule. Most of us waited for the bus but later on, we decided to share the cost of taking the grand taxi.  From airport to  Bob Boulodge or the Blue gate… it is 120-150 Moroccan dirham .. that’s a good price for the 3 of us.

Bob is the entrance to the medina or the souk where you get all the stuff that you want.

What to do in Fes?

1.) Visit the leather Tannery

Some with a tour guide or you can do it yourself. If you get lost in the Medina, you can ask the locals and they will lead you the way. The smell around the Tannery is bearable, they will give some mint leaves for that. There are cafes and many shops, this is the part where you need to have very good bargaining skills…

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Fez Tannery

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2.) Eat Couscous with Locals on Friday

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Couscous

3.) Try Fish or Chicken Tajine

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Fish Tajine

4.) Buy some Sweets

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Fez Sweets

5.) Wander Around The Souq

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Fes Vendor

 

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Souk 

6.) Visit Musee Al Batha

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Musee Al Batha
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Musee Al Batha

7.) Relax on The Jardin

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Jardin Jnan Sbil

8.) Enter the Famous Bab Bou Jeloud Gate going to the Souq and see other Blue Gates.

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Bab Bou Jeloud
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Boujoud RCIF

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9.) Explore at The New City or Fez Nouvelle

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10.) Visit some Mosque

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11.) Wander Around The Fort

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12.) Visit Old Houses and Complex (around the Medina)

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13.) Find A New Place to See Fes (Rooftop of Hotels or Hostels)

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There are many activities to do and places you can visit while in Fez including Chefchaouen, Volubilis and Meknes.

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