Saturday, 19 November 2011

Morocco: Fes

Most of these pictures were taken in the Fes medina, one of the oldest and largest medina in Morocco.  It was unusually quiet due to the start of Eid: one of the two Muslim holidays in Morocco, where most of the town shuts down and everyone heads home to spend time wit the family.  Every family, no matter rich or poor with sacrifice a sheep, which is then hung and eaten over the next few days.  If a family cannot afford a sheep, then his neighbour would buy one for them.  It was common to see people in the street carting a sheep, and in some cases, ride the motorbike with a live sheep, cuddled in the front.  

Despite the quietness, Fes was still quite busy.  I much prefer the mountain, and the desert...

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