I would choose you over Gal Gadot every time. Happy birthday, beautiful darling. I love you 😘
The most badass nunnery in the universe. I wonder what the nuns were thinking when they decided that dragons were the right addition to their roof? Maybe this is where Khaleesi was born?
Today was hectic. We rode in a bus for almost 6 hours from Fes to Tetouan. We got super over-charged by a taxi, but eventually got to our AirBnb. We wanted to go get dinner, so decided to check out their old medina (it's the second oldest in the world we were told - second only to Fes). What started out as a simple trip turned into a crazy, overwhelming, whirlwind tour through the ancient medina with an inadvertent guide who turned out to be a carpet salesman. We eventually bought a hand- woven, Berber, camel-hair rug that is gorgeous - but nearly cost us our sanity. The merchants here are SO PUSHY and demanding and aren't afraid to use guilt trips to aid their sales process. They also had us in a second story room, blocked in by three guys and surrounded by carpets. We bartered and came away with a solid deal, but trying to get out of an ancient medina that is teeming with people, sheep, dead fish, and all manner of goods at night is definitely one of the more stressful things you can do in your life. We did have an amazing chicken sandwich, plus a great massage from ginger and eucalyptus oil, plus we got on to the roof of this Berber pharmacy that gave us an amazing view of the surrounding mountains and the medina below and made for a pretty fantastic sunset picture. .
(PLEASE ask us about our rug whenever you visit us so that the memory created amongst the initially-mundane-trip-for-dinner never dies)
Just a reminder that we typically only post the highlight reel.. but there's lot of crowded, 5 hour bus rides through the middle of nowhere / lost luggage / cancelled flights / communication struggles / and so much more to wade through on your way to the picture worthy adventures. But there are memories created in the mundane and the messes on the way too. Don't get so focused on where you're going that you forget where you are. Memories are everywhere.
This tannery is hundreds and hundreds of years old and leather goods have been being made here by the same families for those same hundreds of years. They've lived in the same house above these vats consistently creating beautiful products. I can't explain the process - but I know it involves heaps of chicken 💩and natural ingredients like cedar and flowers for the dye. The smell is pretty much what you'd expect - but it's amazing to watch and the quality is incredible. Needless to say, we bought something. (It's a camel-leather poof with amazing engravings).
Dinner on a rooftop in Fes... it's literally 💯 degrees - but it's always fun to be somewhere new and explore.