Places to See in Fez
Saying I've been to different parts of Morocco is one of the coolest things I can say I've done in my life so far. I think Fez was the coolest place we visited. Coolest is different than favorite. It was the coolest because we never knew exactly what we were going to expect while we were there. Everything we saw, and everything we learned were things we had never seen or heard of before. It was an experience I'll remember for the rest of my life. From watching live chickens getting decapitated in front of my own eyes in the markets, holding monkeys in the city center, to being offered to try Camel Hump (yes, people in Morocco eat the humps of camels), it was the coolest city I've ever been to. Fez was way more traditional than the other parts of Morocco that we visited. This means that the women dressed extremely conservatively and covered up most of their bodies, and that using mules to transport goods was still a thing. People bought fresh produce in the Medinas, and bargain with each other for cheaper prices. It felt like I was brought back 300 years, and was just walking through all of it. It was absolutely indescribable.
1). Medina of Fez
The Medina of Fez was the most spectacular thing to experience while in the city. I highly, highly recommend getting a guided tour through the Medina by a native Moroccan through tourist and travel websites. They will show you around to the best shops in the Market and let you try the many flavors of Morocco with the cost included. There were shops for EVERYTHING. From poultry, beef, spices, shoes, lamps, clothing, produce (fruits & veggies), to even camel. While in the Medina, I tried a lot of new things. You have to be open to trying everything, even camel hump; because it's a part of the overall experience. You may not like everything but at least you can say you did it! I took a ton of pictures while walking through the Medina and wish I could relive this morning all of the time. The sights and smells were simply unforgettable, making it one of the most memorable days of my life.
2). STAY IN A RIAD
So, about how the nicest hotels we stayed at were in Morocco. They weren't even hotels, they are called Riads. Riads are traditional, Moroccan-styled homes that Europeans buy out and renovate for tourists to stay in. By doing this, tourists get the feel of staying in a Moroccan home. Every room is decorated differently, and is addressed with a Moroccan name. The meals are included with the cost, and are absolutely gourmet. We were served breakfast as if we were royalty. They made us tea on the daily, and cleaned our rooms every time we weren't there. And it wasn't just your average housekeeping clean. They would fold any clothes we had left out, hide our chargers and valuables for safety, and hang up our clothes in the closet. For only $120 a night. If you click "STAY IN A RIAD" above, it has the link to the exact Riad we stayed at, called Algila Fes. I wish there were riads everywhere, and I wish that I lived in one. That's all.