After the Sahara, we drove 7 hours north to Fes, an ancient city still rooted in rich history. There are over 4000+ streets that wind to create a labyrinth in the car-less Medina, where 90,000 people still live riding donkeys down the streets, artisans tirelessly create their work in small shops, and markets abound with goods down all the streets. While it was rainy and cold during our three days in Fes (fluke Moroccan weather), we still loved our time here and prided ourselves in not getting lost through the maze!
We stayed at the Riad Anata, which was just absolutely charming and reminded me of a little Kimpton hotel. We saw what hard work it is to make/tan leather at one of the most famous tanneries (using pigeon poop to clean and soften the leather!), and took a 7 hour cooking class that made us appreciate all the intricacies and time of Moroccan cuisine. Fes is a must-stop on your Moroccan itinerary!