Meknes and Fez, Morocco

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As we traveled north, we explored the imperial cities of Meknes and Fez, which are known for their medinas (the old quarter of an Arab city in North Africa).

I enjoyed the Meknes medina more than the one in Fez because it was open and inviting with large stands full of spices, dates, figs, and olives. The Fez medina was a narrow labyrinth full of people, donkeys, horses, and wares. Look to your right, and see a camel head hanging in front of a butcher. To your left is a shop selling almond and honey sweets. Further into the maze, you’ll find jewelry, clothing, and even a university library.

Our stop at the tannery was an interesting moment, with a stench that lingered in our clothes and nostrils for too long after!

Meknes to Fez

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