We were very pleased with our guesthouse (or riad) in Fez, Riad Damia Fez. The floors, walls and ceilings were covered with ornate woodwork, plaster and mosaics, truly a showcase of Moroccan artistry. Once wed dropped off our backpacks, we headed for the heart of the medina and the blue gate, Bab Boujloud. Once we found the gate and had tangine for lunch, we were ready for a tour. One of the must-see sights in Fez is the tannery quarter. The guide also took us into a medersa (alternate spelling of madrasa) and an herbal pharmacy and showed us the mosque and mausoleum of Moulay Idriss and the Al Qaraouiyin University, among many other sights. It was definitely worth the 100 dirham, equivalent to about $12.50 USD, that was our share.

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