Tag Archives: medina

Marrakesh: the pink city – souqs and luxury (II) – Morocco

13 Mar
Marrakesh: lunch with Naima's family

Marrakesh – the pink city and medina, the second day Short Description. I went to the old medina, the so-called pink city with the area of Royal Palaces. Bahia Palace, Maison Tiskiwin, Dar Si Said, Badia Palace, Saadian Tombs, and finally, the Jewish quarter (mellah). Long Description. I wanted to take a taxi to the medina, but […]

Marrakesh: the pink city – souqs and luxury (I) – Morocco

02 Mar
Marrakesh: a typical narrow street in the medina

Marrakesh, the first day – the old medina Short Description. From Ville Nouvelle, I went to Djemaa el-Fna Square and the old medina (the area with riads, souqs, and funduqs). There, I visited Douira du Musee Mouassine, Medersa Ali Ben Youssef, and Musee de Marrakesh. In the evening, I met with Mohamed in the central […]

The road from Fes to Midelt with stops in Sefrou and Bhalil – Morocco

23 Dec
Azrou small Berber town: entrance gate to the medina

The Medinas of Sefrou and Bhalil Short Description. I left Fes and went to Sefrou, where I explored the old medina. Then, I headed to Bhalil, the village where troglodytes transformed caves into dwellings. At Kamal Chaoui’s Berber House, an unplanned travel writers’ meeting took place. Kamal invited me to stay in Bhalil overnight. Long Description. In the morning, […]

Fes old medina (II): smells and prayers – Morocco

13 Dec
Fes: Borj Nord overlooking the old medina

Fes, the second day – Borj Nord and the old medina Short Description. In the first part of the day, I went to Borj Nord and the Merenids Tombs, then back to Fes-el-Bali. In the old medina, I headed to the souqs’ area (bazaars of all kinds) near Nejjarine Square. Long Description. Every morning, Mohamed served me the standard breakfast. […]