I joined the walking tour of Fez and walked through the old city with a Korean woman and another Korean family.
I usually don’t like exploring a place with a tour when travelling.
Anyway, here is the Maze city. If you get lost here, you may not easily be able to find your way back. If that happens, there won’t be any time to explore.
The cost for one hour is only 60dh, it’s around 6 dollars for three hours. That’s cheap!!Although I was travelling with not much money since my bag was stolen in Spain, I decided to join the tour after lots of questionings.
Fez became a royal capital in 789. And the mosque, madrasa which is an Islamic higher education facility like many others built around the 13C and flourished as a center for art studies.
We looked around Fez listening to the explanation of the guide.
Fez has a peaceful atmosphere and isn’t that much noisier.
Besides, they say that crime rate is lower in Marrakesh.
It might just be my imagination, but I felt that the people of Fez are calmer.
It’s built by Sultan Ahmed al-Mansour in the late 16th century to monitor the potentially disloyal populace of Fez. it offers one of Fez’ best lookouts, but in 2016 it also opened as a national armoury museum.
All sorts of things such as food, clothes, plates, furniture were sold in the old city.
According to the website, Fez isn’t so interesting compared to Marrakesh. But I liked Fez!
Above all, it’s interesting to visit a leather goods factory named Tanneri.
Handicraft is flourishing here in Fez and Tanneri is biggest spot in Morocco for that.
We can see the manufacturing process of leather here. I think that we don’t think so much about how things sold in stores are made.
But you might want to think about it seriously after you see how it’s made here.
The condition of the people working there, all those animals sacrified for us to have those products.
Once you come to Fez and see things for yourself, It may change your perspective.
After the tour, I had lunch with the Korean woman. During lunch, I saw two Japanese women I met in Marrakesh. We chatted a bit and shared some information.
They informed me that the bus tickets for Chaouen which is our next destination, were almost sold out
So, we quickly went get them in time.
It’s always useful to share information with other travellers