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Address: Fes, Morocco
Activities: Dining

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Nothing but dudes after your cash Travelled the world Hated it Have been to morrocco four times previous and ALWAYS had a great time Fes?? NOT WORTH THE... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
dustycat2015
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Nothing but dudes after your cash Travelled the world Hated it Have been to morrocco four times previous and ALWAYS had a great time Fes?? NOT WORTH THE EFFORT MORE great places elsewhere

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Westervoort, Gelderland, Netherlands
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Fes el-Bali is really amazing! So many streets, so many shops. It is absolutely stunning that something like this still exists. You still have the smell and the ambiance of hundreds of years ago. It is definitely worth a stroll around the medina and just get lost. The only points of interest are actually the blue gate and the tanneries.

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USA
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203 reviews 203 reviews
52 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Just wandering the alleys is worth a few days of your time. It is busy and crowded. Beware the 'guides' - they cause prices to rise. For those of you with walking issues, be advised there is a lot of up and down. The Chouarra Tanneries are a highlight.

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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

It's the worst experience from the whole marocco trip. Many tourist trap. Feel unsafe. Many guys try to become your guide and when you refuse, they still keep following and asking for money. The medina is like a slam, dirty and complicated. Very hard to walk in without official guide. The atttactions are not interesting. I wish i read the... More 

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Tangier, Morocco
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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This is one of the oldest towns in Morocco. It's very genuine. However, there are many renovations these days which makes it impossible to visit some sites. Moreover, try to avoid those locals who want to show you the path as they might just rob you or try to sell you some handcrafts materials that are usually cheaper than what... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Make yourself lost in the Fes el-Mali, and soon you can learn your way through the maze. Make friends with the local, have some local delicacies, haggle with the shopkeepers and be wary of the false guides. Read Lonely Planet to get some pointers on what to buy and price of items. Get a good leather jacket, mine initially cost... More 

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Madrid
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Typical Arabic medina. You'll lose yourself in its narrow and dodgy alleys. Better to go with friends. Speak French or Arab, negotiate in dirham not euros, and watch out for the people trying to guide you (ignore them/ say no firmly and pretend you know where you are going).

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Lake Elmo, Minnesota
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327 reviews 327 reviews
144 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This is reputed to be the largest car free urban area in the world. Delight in getting lost in the narrow streets while dodging the bustling population. Hidden gems are revealed in certain shops, restaurants, and hotels scattered throughout, converted from old riads. Watch out for the sharp operator salesman who will attempt to convert you to a customer.

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UK
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

You may miss the fact you enter this area but it has the best architecture and is very interesting.There are many food areas as well around here

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California
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108 reviews 108 reviews
46 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The entire experience was absolutely amazing and one I will never forget. Fes el-Bali entirely absorbs all of the senses - the sights, the sounds, the smells, the different textures - and makes you feel as though you've been completely removed from reality. You feel as though you've been taken so far back in time, you lose all sense of... More 

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