It was explained to us upon our arrival at Dar El Hana how the Medina is compartmentalised into sections (new shoes, old shoes,ceremonial gear, jewellry, metalware.....) and this helped us find our way. We still got lost, ended up way outside of the Medina and didn't regret the time lost.
At the tannery (the real one on all the Morocco brochures, not the myriad of smaller options offered by self appointed "guides") we ended up above the ammonia pits away from the brightly coloured dye pits. Choose your viewing point (free, mint included) on the upper side of the tannery, away from the river to view these.
We were lead to 2 expensive (300 Dh menu) so-called "family" restaurants by self appointed guides. Both times, once inside and aware of the situation, we firmly refused and left without any bother. For a good late snack try the Café Clock, no menu and fun dishes. Camel hamburger and zero alcohol beer; both exotic for us :)
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