|Site:||Nejjarine Museum of Wood Crafts|
|Activity:||climbing stairs, looking at wood artifacts|
|Site:||Jewish Cemetery, Royal Palace|
Day 2 in Fez, we visited a couple Jewish synagogues and their massive tomb site. The Royal Palace isn’t open for visitors but the entry gate is pretty impressive.
|Site:||The Medina & Tanneries|
|Activity:||getting yelled at by shop owners|
The stank of Fez Tanneries is worth enduring for a glimpse at the leather making process of Morocco. We were harassed by a few different guys trying to get money out of us just to see the tannery, but it was pretty amazing seeing the vats of dye, fresh hides, and over worked donkeys.
|Activity:||attempting to barter|
Everything feels photogenic in Morocco. Bright colors and textures on all surfaces. And to be expected, aggressive bartering for anything you want to buy.
|Site:||Jardin Majorelle or YSL Garden|
|Activity:||Museum of Marrakech, looking at Cacti|
This is a 12 acre garden originally designed by a French artist in the 1920s, YSL purchased in 1980 so you can also do some pricey shopping here now.
|Site:||The Medina, Jamaa al F’na|
|Site:||Ben Yousef Madrasa|
|Activity:||exploring every. single. dorm room|
|Activity:||Drinking sugar cane, snooping|
Our taxi driver took us around at 4:30am before our flight. We had a drink of pure sugar cane juice and saw this family of 6 on a scooter.
|Activity:||Rushing around by cab|
Our 12 hours in Cairo was a whirlwind. Also bitter sweet because I desperately wanted to stay but was so glad we got to see what we did. The pollution was terrible though. So thick and smoggy my nose and eyes burned the whole time we were there.
We just so happened to come on a very celebratory day. 8/6/15 was the opening of th New Suez Canal. Egyptians were literally dancing in the streets. Egyptian flags waved from most cars. But it also made the traffic gnarly.
|Site:||Pyramids of Giza|
|Activity:||Viewing from rooftops|
We had a 12 hour layover in Cairo on our flight back to the states. We missed the tour times so we borrowed someone’s rooftop to view the pyramids in the morning and at night.