Snapshot Morocco: In your Fez

Writing the previous posts were effortless. The words flowed freely out of my head and through my thumbs tapping away at my iPod’s screen. The riad we’re staying in at Fes has wi-fi, but I couldn’t bring myself to post anything last night.

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The landscape between Chefchaouen and Fes

After Meknes and Chefchaouen, Fes was mildly disconcerting. The touts are more aggressive, the people more persistent.

In every trip, there is always that one place or experience that doesn’t enchant you. So far, we’re disenchanted with Fes. It’s the first time that we are actually more comfortable in the Ville Nouvelle, rather than the Medina. Maybe we just haven’t given the place enough time to endear itself to us, or maybe the non-stop travel for the past days are catching up to us. Nature even adds to the misery by bringing in the rain, which stops us from leaving the comforting confines of the riad and the router’s coverage area.

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Bread, bread and even more bread

While we are grateful to be where we are right now, I think some of the novelty is wearing off. Last night we gladly traded the ubiquitous tagine for pizza and paella. I know I sound like a complete brat saying these things, but i really do hope things pick up in Fes before we leave again tomorrow night.

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Photo by Cla Ines

Article by Nina Fuentes

Nina doesn't aim to travel to every country in the world -- she just wants to travel to the places that means the most to her. She started traveling in 2006, and hopes to travel for as long as she can. Her travel blog, Just Wandering won the Best Travel Blog in the 2010 Philippine Blog Awards and in the 2011 Nuffnang Asia Pacific Blog Awards.

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  1. Cedric says:

    Must be fatigue catching up with you. If this Fez can’t up your mood, just think of the other Fez on That 70’s Show. Hehe.

  2. i am enjoying (and religiously following) your Morocco journey, nina. can’t wait to bookmark your tips and other information about Morocco! inside my head, I am in marrakesh at this moment. feast for the senses!the sight, smell and sound.

  3. Denise says:

    Oh I don’t blame you! When I was in Bali (a place everyone goes wide-eyed about) we got so annoyed with the touts and sellers that we had three days during which we basically stayed in our hotel and lounged by the pool instead of trying to walk the beach promenade and swim in the ocean…then we forced ourself to get over it and just braced ourselves better

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