Saturday, June 30, 2012

Sleeping in Fez

June 27-28, 2012

On the advice of a Peace Corps Volunteer we stayed at the Riad R'Cief in Fez.

Riad's are something like a Bed and Breakfast. They are houses converted for overnight guests, serving a breakfast. Some can be like palaces. We lucked out and got a palace.

It is hard to describe what this riad is like, except it is like living in a museum. It has been completely restored. Everywhere you look are elaborate tiles and detailed woodwork. The center courtyard extends three floors as an atrium. It is even air-conditioned and situated in the middle of the medina, old city of Fez.
 Entrance to our room.
The Sultan and his wife.
 Looking out a window to the interior courtyard.
The wood-carved ceiling.

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