Exploring Fes's Medina
Trip Start Dec 26, 2005
289Trip End Jan 25, 2009
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Today the group was split into small groups of 4 with the view to explore Fes's Medina... an amazing array of traditional markets. Our tour guide Mohammed was an extraordinary man who gave us an excellent insight into how the market operates.
After the tour Thomas and I went clothes shopping. In one of the shops we met Mostafa... a 25 year old local who speaks some English. After a while of talking he invited us to his house for lunch. We spent several hours in his presence. His house was traditional and small but afforded us an amazing view of all of Fes
The people are extraordinarily friendly here. One of the principles of the Islamic religion is to embrace everyone like a brother or sister... to love everyone. I have definitely been on the receiving end here in Morocco and I am happy to say that this destination beats any and all of the western places I've ever visited..
In terms of the group I've really hit it off with Gabrielle... we had a very long chat about anything and everything here... such a great woman... as it turns out we are on exactly the same flight Madrid to Quito on the 29th August at 12.15pm. Gabs is travelling independently through the west coast of South America whereas I'm doing a 5 week tour with Intrepid. Shame. Gabs is going to do an extensive Spanish course which I wanted to do.
Tonight we are to an amazing Moroccan feast so should be another extraordinary experience. I am absolutely loving this country so far and so happy to be here, despite the noisy hotels. The people and culture is so unbelievably refreshing and satisfying.