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I spent about half a year in Fes, studying Arabic at an institute there (oh, Arabic, can it ever be learned!) and had a great time there.
The city is pretty big, about 600.000 inhabitants, and is basically divided into th Ville Nouvelle, Fes Jdid (where also the old Jewish quarter is) and the old medina. To live in I prefer the Ville Nouvelle, to have adventures definitely the old medina. What a place, magical and exotic, a labyrinth really, always new things to be discovered.
Fes is fairly traditional still, and perhaps not the easiest place to live in Morocco. It is, however, one of the more rewarding ones, and also isn't swallowed up by hordes of tourists.
- Pros:Lots to experience, interesting old city, lots of history to explore, the real Morocco
- Cons:a bit old-fashioned, very hot in the summer
- In a nutshell:A fantastic place waiting to be discovered!
Morocco is in many way both a conservative and very westernized country. Almost all extremes can be found. You'll find... more travel advice
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