After wandering around aimlessly on our first day in Fez and feeling like we’re on edge the entire time, we decided that it would be worth it for us to get a personal tour guide on our 2nd day.
Worth. Every. Penny.
He helped us navigate through the maze of the medina and it was also great to get some perspective behind the history of the city. The most impressive sight during the guide was the tannery. The Chouara Tannery, the largest tannery in Fez, has been washing, treating, and coloring animal skins into leather goods for thousands of years. It reeks of dead carcasses but it is a must see if you ever find yourself in Fez.
We ended the night with a personal cooking lesson back at our riad! Our cook, showed us how to make cous cous, chicken tagine, and an amazing eggplant zaalouk. I say ‘we’ cooked, but in reality it was just me. Melanie gave up halfway and Jimmy….well…
Tonight we hop on an overnight train and make our way to Marrekech!