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
There were many donkies to carry all kind of goods
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.