Sunday, February 19, 2012

A weekend in Fez with old friends

Last weekend, we had the pleasure to meet two high school friends in Fez. Our friend is in France teaching English for the year and surprised his girlfriend with a trip to Morocco to travel and visit with us. Of course, we were overjoyed. Fez was a perfect place for their journey to start. We spent the weekend exploring the winding streets of the old city and sipping mint tea on carpet-covered rooftops while catching up.

Here are a few photos from our weekend.

The view from our accommodations on Saturday night - Dar Warda -  a gorgeous and peaceful riad hidden down an alleyway off of the main drag.

Rooftop afternoon tea time provided by our welcoming hosts

Inside Qaraouine University, the oldest school in the world. Dating back to the 12th century.

My beautiful friend Haley

Inside an herbal medicine shop

Exploring the Fez tanneries

Upon entering, we were each given a sprig of mint to place underneath our noses to combat the strong smell of the leather making process

Visiting a weaver's workshop

All in all, a wonderful weekend.