The Best of the Moroccan Cities We Visited

Trip Start May 04, 2011
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Trip End Oct 08, 2012


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Where I stayed
Riad Tizwa Fes
Read my review - 3/5 stars

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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Arrival in Fes was simple, the owner of Riad Tizwa, our new home for the next three days, had provided very explicit directions upon arrival. My sport of haggling was not applicable here in Fes; the taxis actually run the meters. The driver dropped us off at the fountain near Hotel Bahta as directed. Richard used the following landmarks to guide us. Find the red kiosk; follow the road veering right, passed the parking area, and a public building called Tresirerie General du Royaume with flags flying. 50 meters further, there will be a Best Phone on your right, just opposite that, turn left into a small street. Riad Twiza is about 70 meters down that road, with a reference of Riad Sara and a salon de coiffures. It is #15 with a big diagonal handle and yellow and blue gilize style step. Much like a game, Lowell was determined to find this place on our own, declining all offers from the kids faking hospitality and trying to lead the way, for a small fee of course.

We were so close but ultimately, without the final clue to continue past the construction as the street begins to narrow, we doubted ourselves and stopped prematurely. In the end, we gave up the name of the Riad and allowed the kid to escort us. We were astonished that he kept his word and didn't ask for money but as soon as we resurfaced to the streets after dropping our bags off, the kid was right there waiting and cursing us for not at least going with him to his parent’s restaurant for a meal.

Our room with a four poster bed and couch is stunning and the best part is we have the entire house to ourselves tonight. The plan was to grab a quick sandwich and catch up on some rest. Although it was a Saturday night, the portion of the Medina that we encountered: the alley where they sell poultry, was closing shop.

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