Fes Local Customs

  • Local Customs
    by Robin020
  • Local Customs
    by Robin020
  • Local Customs
    by Robin020

Most Recent Local Customs in Fes

  • JamalMorelli's Profile Photo

    Crashing out to Andalusian Music after Lunch

    by JamalMorelli Written Nov 9, 2006

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Crashing out to Andalusian Music after Lunch

    After eating bastilla, when you are feeling full, grab one of those fruits that will be offered after and get comfy on one of our famous hard sofas. If the household is traditonal Fassi, you are very likely going to be lullabied with Andalusian Music, which, like most everything else significant in Morocco, comes from Fes.

    Related to:
    • Music
    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
    • Religious Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • JamalMorelli's Profile Photo

    Cats: Kindness and Baraka

    by JamalMorelli Written Oct 28, 2006

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Fes Cats sharing travel tips

    Like I said before, cats are charged with baraka. They are blessed in ways that if you hurt them, it is said you will be cursed.

    Islam officially likes cats. So, the Muslims of Fes have taken up the lion's share of charity towards makinng sure the cats are well watered ever since Hasan II reportedly redirected the Fes River to water his golf course - and hence, the empty fountains in most houses in Batha, etc, and dried up street fountains.

    Be nice to cats. I know you will be. You are a good person, I can tell.

    Related to:
    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons

    Was this review helpful?

  • JamalMorelli's Profile Photo

    Riffian: Tougher than you

    by JamalMorelli Written Oct 27, 2006

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Riffi tat
    1 more image

    Okay. Fassis with names like Bennani and Idrissi mean quality pigeon pie and getting weepy at lunchtime when the Andulcian music puts them to sleep. That's a fact. But who really kicks ass up in this here ancient city? Bounjen and Khurzooz, that's who. The Rif has it's own standards, it's own culture, it's way of representin'. Peace.

    Related to:
    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons

    Was this review helpful?

  • 78Eva's Profile Photo

    Cover up a little

    by 78Eva Updated May 26, 2004

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    spaghetti straps

    Morocco is in many way both a conservative and very westernized country. Almost all extremes can be found. You'll find women in jellabahs, completey veiled, just hijab, or in modern skin-tight clothing.
    In general, you don't have to dress too conservatively. You'll get hassled in Fes no matter whether you are covered up a lot or not. They will recognize that you're a foreigner, and that's enough.
    However, there are still degrees of hassling. Occasionally in Fes, you will see groups of foreign girls wearing mini-skirts and spaghetti strap shirts, i.e. exactly as they would be dressed in their own countries. This is not suitable and you will also feel the effect of it quickly. I never wore as little as this, but still noticed that the hassling increased even if wore short sleeves or some skin on my legs showed at all.
    Basically I wore long trousers or skirts and long sleeves. If it's hot, just wear light tunics or blouses - that way you're covered up but don't get too hot. It'll just get you a lot more respect and make it easier to travel.

    Related to:
    • Backpacking
    • Study Abroad
    • Historical Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • 78Eva's Profile Photo

    Tip in Morocco

    by 78Eva Written May 11, 2004

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    When I was in Morocco, nobody paid in foreign currency (except at very high-class hotels or foreign institutions). I would just pay the taxi driver in Dirham.
    You don?t have to pay the taxi driver a tip just as tip is generally not expected in Morocco (at good restaurants you do). That doesn't mean that you can't sometimes give it anyway. When some service was very good we gave tip, and also in places where we frequently returned to, and thus established friendly relations. You could mostly see, though, that people were surprised about being given tip.
    On a taxi ride, I would just round the sum up if it is convenient, e.g. if it?s 18 Dirham, I might give 20 or so.

    Related to:
    • Budget Travel
    • Study Abroad
    • Backpacking

    Was this review helpful?

  • JamalMorelli's Profile Photo

    Fassi Jews: Living in their wake

    by JamalMorelli Written Oct 28, 2006

    3 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    1 more image

    The Fassi Jew population is something I will (for now) only index here. It is simply too substantial. Google 'Jew" and "Fes" or "Morocco'

    Enjoy.

    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
    • Religious Travel

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Fes

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

66 travelers online now

Comments

Fes Local Customs

Reviews and photos of Fes local customs posted by real travelers and locals. The best tips for Fes sightseeing.

View all Fes hotels