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Monday, October 25, 1999
Tetouan to Fès, Morocco
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Fès, Morocco:
Latitude: 34° 2' 37" North
Longitude: 4° 59' 57" West
Altitude: 14 feet
From Seattle: 6177 miles
Lodging: Hotel - Grand Hotel de Fès

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Today's Travel:
Country: Morocco
Region: Middle Atlas
Route: Bus: Tetouan - Fès
Path:Tetouan - Fès, Morocco
Linear:118 miles
Weather: Overcast

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Medina gate and sky Fès, Morocco

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 928
Linear Dist: 178819
Countries Visited: 61
Regions Visited: 245
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Hotels: 289
Friends / Family: 224
Camping: 120
Hostels: 220
Transit: 61
Other Lodging: 13
Beers: 3357
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Journal Entry:
Got in to Fès at 4:30 in the morning. Hung out at the bus station until about six. Realized that we will have been gone five nights and only two of them will be in hotels so I decided screw it we deserve a nice hotel and off to the Sheraton we go. Unfortunately (fortunately?) the cost was more than twice what the guide book said and I couldn't bring myself to do it. Tried about five hotels but none would let us check in until 10 or 11. Finally ended up sleeping in the lobby of a hotel until they found us a room. Once we had a room ended up sleeping until after noon.

After so much sitting we decided to do the long walk to the medina Fès el Jedid. We got a little lost, but accidentally ended up wandering to the gate I was looking for. Had an early diner (pastilla - or course - for me). Explored the medieval streets until after dark then took a taxi back to the hotel. Read for a while then early to bed.


Related Sites:
US State Department Consular Information Sheets: Morocco
CIA World Fact Book: Morocco

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