Fez. Love from the Second Sight / Miłość od drugiego wejrzenia

Arab word فأس (pronounced Fes) literally translates as a “pickaxe”. According to a legend, Idris I, the founder of kingdom of Morocco supposedly used a  pickaxe made of gold and silver while planning out the borders of Fez. It was the VIIIth century AD and roughly a hundred years later, the city became Morocco’s first capital. Soon after, Fez was already an important cultural, economical … Continue reading Fez. Love from the Second Sight / Miłość od drugiego wejrzenia

Volubilis. The South in Flames / Południe w płomieniach

Quintus Aurelius* rose from his knees, brushed sand itching his skin off his sandals and straightened up. He raised his head with pride. A new day was slowly beginning and a sun was on the verge of raising over the horizon which marked the frontier of the Roman province. The wind was announcing changes. Irreversible changes. It had already been a few decades since his … Continue reading Volubilis. The South in Flames / Południe w płomieniach

Rif. Everyday Life of the Riffian People / Codzienne życie Rifenów

After leaving Chefchaouen we continue to drive south, through the foothills of the Atlas mountains. Economically Rif  is most likely the most neglected region of the country. The Berber tribes living here engage mostly in breeding and agriculture. Harsh living conditions resulted in a big part of the 3 million population of Riffians being now scattered around Europe. For the kids who play football after school, the idol … Continue reading Rif. Everyday Life of the Riffian People / Codzienne życie Rifenów

Chefchaouen. The Sea and the Sky / Morze i niebo

No matter how much time you were to spend in Chefchaouen you would still have regrets. You would regret each alley, each street you haven’t entered and each nook you haven’t peeked at. Fortunately, the medina is very compact. It is a place you should enter without a map. The inhabitants are not in a hurry, is there any reason then for for you to … Continue reading Chefchaouen. The Sea and the Sky / Morze i niebo