Sunday, May 30, 2010

Fez, Morocco

Morocco

Morocco

Morocco

Morocco

Morocco

Morocco

Morocco

Morocco

Morocco exceed my expectations. A beautiful country, the kindest and happiest people I have
ever met. I am seriously in love with Fez and it's rich culture. The medina is the oldest
preserved city since the 800s. About 400 000 people live there. And it really is a maze, about
9000+ alley ways. No cars are allowed in the walled city, only donkey's and mules.

We also traveled out of the city and visited another 5 towns. Our driver/ tour guide, Samir,
showed us around, and mind you, he has the most brilliant blue eyes.

On our fourth day we ended up spending half the day with a local we met, at one of the market
stalls he was working in. Ahmed is his name. He gave us a tour of two of his businesses, a
mosaic factory and a carpet stall. One of the mosaic workers carved a love heart by hand from
one of the tiles and gave it to us as a gift. Ahmed showed us the various carpets he sold and we
bought one also. He spoke to us about life, Islam, family and Morocco. That was one of the
best experiences ever, he said that it was destiny that we met and I believe it too.

I'll never forget the sound of the call to prayer. There is about 300+ mosques in the medina,
and when you hear it over the loud speakers it has an eery, beautiful and meditating sound.
It starts off with a humming noise in the distance, just like the sound of a motorcycle scooting
past. The sound progressively gets louder. There was a mosque just near our hotel. And the
intensity of it is so amazing. It gives you goosebumps.
The sound of each prayer from 300+ mosques just bounce and echo off each other. It was
mesmerizing to hear and it's one thing I'll never forget.

I brought my Holga camera and took some shots. I need to develop the rolls and I will post
them up soon. So all the photo's that you see in this entry is shot by Tim and I fiddled with
them in photoshop.


6 comments:

Hanna said...

looks amazing. wish to get there one day. im hopeless with all traveling plans iv got hahah. but it's the best way to learn i reckon.

Maria C said...

Yes, try and go there. It really is an amazing place :)

Rey A said...

wow cuz, your camera photography shooting clicking skills are almost as good as my awesome bow staff skills. pretty impressive champ, heaps good photos

Maria C said...

Most of the travel pics are Tim's... lol... I think he gets annoyed when I steal his camera away from him... hahhaa.
I have yet to see my photos.... i have 20 rolls of Holga film to develop...

ILONA said...

maria! im loving this entry! morocco is now definitely on my hitlist! hope you continue to enjoy your travels <3

Aubrey. said...

BEAUTIFUL!