[ T A N G I E R ]
Only a small ferry ride from Spain, Tangier (a large port city) with its unspoiled beaches combined with its interesting history, and beautiful vistas, is definitely a place to visit in Morocco. Its influences from North Africa, Spain, Portugal and France are abundant throughout the town and its people.
We were fortunate enough to enjoy one night in this beautiful town and I’d highly recommend fitting it into your itinerary. I mean take a look at this riad we stayed in: a photographer’s heaven for all things white and simple.
Stay: Dar Nour Tangier
Duration: 1 night
[ F E S ]
Fès or Fez is a city bustling with markets, alleyways, narrow streets and a sensory overload of color and aromas. The Medina is the old historic part of town divided into Quartiers. Each quartier houses a mosque, a hammam (a bath house), a communal bread oven (which we saw many locals use), a water fountain for the community.
In this Medina alone, there are over 9000 alleyways and narrow streets filled with souks (traditional market places that are often divided into the various trades), donkeys, motor vehicles, pedestrians and shop owners looking to make a living or two. That being said it’s easy to get lost but all part of the experience!
Our stay at Riad Dar BenSouda was inside of the Blue Gate Entrance to the Medina. It was only a short walking distance into the market but we could see how easy it would be to lose our way with one wrong turn. Luckily, they have signs through the alleyways and streets to help guide their guests to the riad.
Fès was overall extremely overwhelming, but one of a kind experience.
Stay: Dar BenSouda Fes
Duration: 2 nights, 1 day
Visit: Bou Inania Madrasa