27 May 2010

THURSDAY THIRTEEN - Fes - Morocco



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(For those who don't know I am on a round trip through Morocco)

Today we visited Fes and amongst other things also the Souk in the middle of the town surrounded by walls. It hasn't changed since centuries. There are around 1400 little streets in there and all goods have to be transported by donkies, on men's shoulders or bikes because the streets are so small that no car can enter the inside of the Souk. It is believed to be the world's largest contiguous car-free urban area


13 pictures to give you an overlook of the Souk (a commercial quarter in an Arab or Berber city).



The town founded in 789



You can buy everything in the souk, vegetables, meat, clothes, etc




very very old houses, but often very beautiful inside




spices from everywhere




one stand or shop besides the other. The man in yellow robe Djelaba) is our guide








he makes "golden" belts



local clothes



There were many donkies to carry all kind of goods



Jewelry



I was exhausted after 2 1/2 h of walking in these little cobble stoned streets with hundreds of people. Of course I have much more interesting and strange pictures of another world.

16 comments:

Mar said...

It looks fascinating!! and I love your red turban or whatever it is called :)

Mar said...

Another plus is that it seems you have a speedy internet connection, as you were able to upload all those great shots! that's additional vacation fun for the blogger's soul
;)

ksdoolittle said...

I would LOVE to visit this place!

Maribeth said...

How much fun you are having!!! You look wonderful and I think you are enjoying all that you see!

colleen said...

Very cool and so exotic. Makes me feel I live a sheltered life. I like your red turban!

The Chair Speaks said...

You are looking good and happy! :)

CountryDew said...

Wow, thanks for sharing! Those are great pictures. Love the little look inside another world.

Thom said...

You look like you are having a great time. Love all the pictures. What a fascinating place. :)

Loree said...

So very interesting. I would love to roam around the souk and take pictures.

A Lady's Life said...

I love walking and exploring such places You never know what you may find. Beautiful material and the donkeys would be such a treat :)

joangee said...

Wow you are brave! Glad you are enjoying your time there.

claudie said...

So much fun!!! I would want to be with you visiting fes!!!! As Mar I am very suprised to see you have a such good internet connection in Fes wich has not changed since a such long time!!!

Gledwood said...

... hey wouldn't it be fun to have a house high up in one of those souks?

I wonder if ones are available as holiday lets ~ surely they are (somewhere)! It would be amazing to stay there, with the amazing rooftop views ;-]

diane said...

Love the shot of you...pooped, but in a happy way. it must be so interesting walking through the souk.

Trotter said...

Hi Gattina! It looks like you're having a great time. Enjoy!

Blogtrotter Two has a sunset cruise for you! Enjoy the cocktails and the views and have a great weekend!!

Lifecruiser Travel Blog said...

I agree with Mar here; love your red turban - and the speedy connection :-))