The Labyrinth of Fes – How to navigate your way through the medina

A donkey carrying gas bottles on its back, passing through one of the main souk streets of Fes.

Evening had crept up on us and before we knew it, the sun was gone and darkness settled over the city. At a certain point I started panicking. Lights were playing on the walls, leaving the imagination to make shapes out of shadows. The streets looked deserted apart from clusters of men sitting on stairs and smoking.

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Things to do in Fes, the cultural capital of Morocco

The famous fes hat on the colourful Moroccan tiles

Even Eddy and Patsy had their Moroccan adventure in Marrakech. Casablanca was made famous by the eponymous classic film with Ingrid Bergman who, from all the gin joints in the world, had to walk into Humphrey Bogart’s one. And Tangier? Well I’ll just say William Burroughs wrote his Naked Lunch there.

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The heart of Marrakech, the centre of mayhem – the medina

Marrakech is rightly called the Red City.

One thing I really enjoyed was sitting on a roof terrace of one of the bars/restaurants at the square and watching the world go by, seeing little groups of people eagerly drinking in the stories told, seeing a group dancing to the rhythm of the drums or just catching a person miles away from the mayhem, deep in thought.

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