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Morocco is one of the few places in the world which enjoys cultural diversity. This may be because of the fact that it is located in the middle of Northern Africa and Southern Europe. Actually, if you’re in Portugal or Spain, you might as well take that short trip to this country because it only takes about two hours from Gibraltar to Tangiers.
But if you are planning to go to the medieval capital of the country, then you can take one of those cheap flights to Fes instead. This walled city is said to be one of the most preserved in all Islamic countries.
Naturally, the first thing that vacationers do in Fes is to check out the Medina (old city) on foot. There are lots of Islamic structures in the area such as Medersas (schools), the Karaouiyine Mosque which is the oldest university in the world, and the El-Attarine which is the central courtyard in the whole place. However, most people come here to go shopping for leather bags and shoes, textile products like tapestries and rugs, spices even ceramics.
The Fes medina is quite a complex labyrinth so it’s very important that you buy one of those maps so that you can navigate around it easily. You could also find and hire a trustworthy, licensed guide from the local tourism office or your hotel. It will cost you a pretty penny but he can help you get around safely and even give you shopping tips.
There are a hundred hotels in Fes. But if you don’t want to spend $200 a night on accommodation, then try staying in bed and breakfasts or guest houses which only costs $20-$30 a night. Unless you want to splurge on really expensive restaurants, eating out in this place is pretty cheap at the same time utterly satisfying.
Interestingly, the local government has maintained this to be a car free city. Since there are no cabs in the area, you can either walk or ride on donkeys, which the locals still do up to this day. If you’re not quite sure how to do this, there are horse drawn carriages which are available for tourists’ use. Cheap flights to Fes are available daily from London, Paris, Barcelona and other European cities.