I still can't believe how lucky I am to have just taken a trip to Africa! Morocco was amazing. Our riad, which is a traditional Moroccan house or palace with an interior garden or courtyard, was absolutely amazing. We had dinner there almost every night and I swear it was the best food I have ever eaten! The location was perfect, right inside the medina.
A medina is typically walled, contains many narrow and maze-like streets, and was built by Arabs as far back as the 9th century. The medina in Fez is believed to be the world's largest contiguous car-free urban area.
On our first day, we decided to hire a guide to give us a tour of the medina. We visited the tanneries and had one of the workers give us an overview of what they were doing. Very cool!
Berbers are the indigenous peoples of North Africa west of the Nile Valley. And on our last day, we took a tour of the ceramics factory. Truly a memorable trip.