TRAIN TRIP MARRAKECH TO FES

Dec 29, 2014by tracey Comments

Yesterday we got up very early and took a seven hour train journey to Fes.  Fes is considered to be the oldest functioning Arab city in the world.  The original plan was to drive to Casablanca, spend one night there then drive four hours here. But apparently the film is the best thing about Casablanca so we decided to hop the train, pass Casablanca and come straight to Fes.

One of the interesting things about being here among many is we can’t use our phones. AT&T has no International plan with Morocco.  You literally can make emergency calls and that is it or else you end up spending $900 dollars a day for three people to check their messages, send emails and upload photos to Facebook and Instagram. Glenn with his is prehistoric Blackberry has full service!

You can go online in the hotel – IF you can get Wifi. IF being the operative word.

The impulse when we see amazing things theses days is to immediately “share” – this trip has been about delaying that type of gratification.

So a seven hour train journey was spent just reading, but primarily focusing on the scenery and talking to each other.

Lady morning Marrakech
Last morning Marrakech
Board at Train Station in Marrakech
Board at Train Station in Marrakech
Traveling light.
Traveling light.
Marrakech train station.
Marrakech train station.
Papers for sale.
Papers for sale.
Micky D's.
Micky D’s.
Heading to trains.
Heading to trains.
Fun on the train. Look ma no phone!
Fun on the train. Look ma no phone!
First Class compartment on a train in Morocco.
First Class compartment on a train in Morocco.
My mother had the brilliant idea to have the hotel pack us a picnic. Chicken sandwiches and cheese and bread.  We were grateful for that.
My mother had the brilliant idea to have the hotel pack us a picnic. Chicken sandwiches and cheese and bread. We were grateful for that.

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Out the window.
Out the window.
Almost there.
Almost there.
Fes Station.
Fes Station.
The car dropped us here.  We are staying at a Riad in the old city.  No cars.
The car dropped us here. We are staying at a Riad in the old city. No cars.
How the luggage got to hotel.
How the luggage got to hotel.
Follow that luggage!
Follow that luggage!
You never know what you will find behind the walls here.
You never know what you will find behind the walls here.

 

The lobby
The lobby

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The magic of Morocco
The magic of Morocco