Traveling From Fez Morocco to Marrakesh—The Long Way: Day One

Triumphal Arch

We planned to spend the majority of our time in Morocco exploring a number of the country’s cities: Tetouan, Tangier, Fez, Marrakesh and even a few hours in Casablanca. Although we did want to spend most of our time in cities, we also wanted to sample a few other parts of the country. We decided [Read more …]

Eating and Staying in Fez Morocco

Joyce and Tom cooking

Since we stayed in Fez Morocco for multiple nights, we had the opportunity to try out several restaurants. Riad Laaroussa, the riad in which we stayed, has its own restaurant atop the riad, from where you can get a lovely view of the Old City. It, like some of the city’s other riads, serves a [Read more …]

Exploring “New” Fez, Morocco


Fez el-Jehid: Fez’s “New” Royal City Fez el-Jehid, as mentioned above, is called “New Fez” despite its being nearly eight centuries old. Time, after all, is relative in a 12 century-old city. It came about when the Merinids Dynasty established Fez as the country’s imperial city in the 13th century. It created a new [Read more …]

Exploring Old Fez, Morocco


Fez Morocco was our next stop. Founded in 789, it is the oldest of Morocco’s imperial cities and the country’s historic and religious capital. Created by the fusion of two cities on either side of the river, it became the country’s de facto economic and imperial capital from the 12th through 16th centuries–the period when [Read more …]