Home sweet home! We’re back in Rabat, and it certainly does feel like home! We’re sitting back in our little purple room, and it definitely is quite a contrast from the Riad! I’m glad to be back though, and it will be nice to get back into routine!
It was so hard to leave Fes this morning! We slept in until 9:30 because nothing really opens until after 10 anyways during Ramadan, and then had the most amazing breakfast on the Riad’s terrace overlooking all of Fes! It was really beautiful, and very hot, so it was nice sitting in the shade and sipping tea. We also had the best orange juice of our lives. The courtyard has orange trees, and I think it might be from those oranges. It was incredible.
We were so sad to leave, but we had to make sure we made it to the train, so we reluctantly packed up our things, and checked out of the Riad (only after showering again in the real shower!). We meandered up the main street of the Fes Medina to the blue gate, which is the main entrance at the top of the hill, and got a taxi to the Gare de Train. Our taxi had a meter, which is extremely rare in Morocco, so we payed way less than we usually would.
I got a way better sense of the countryside on this train ride as we passed fields and little villages full of sheep and cows and things like that. It was really beautiful.
Now we have something else to look forward to: a trip to Marrakech and the Sahara! Thursday night we are taking the train to Marrakech, where we will be picked up from our hotel and taken on an overnight excursion into the Sahara towards a town called Zagora on camels! Definitely something to look forward to!
Glad to be home!