morocco diaries : fes
Fes was probably the most historically rich part of the trip. During our brief stay there we had a guide walk us around the old medina. He took us to the very first university (called a madrasa) and shared in detail the prayer routine, as we arrived in front of a mosque/mosuleum right as the call to prayer began. As we navigated through the winding alleys we found ourselves at a Riad just in time for an amazing lunch on the rooftop terrasse.
Fes is well known for the Tanneries. In order to get the best view of the men at work in dye pits, we walked up about five flights of stairs where we were given mint leaves to sniff to mask the pungeant scent of the leather being dyed. What a sight.