01th November 2012
we just want to say 'thank you' for the great trip to Merzouga. The weather was not so good and the stay in the desert a bit to luxurious but there were only 5 other people in the camp (not 60) so that was perfect and the view was amazing. It was a very nice temperature. Be sure to thank Lotfi for the interesting talks, great jokes and good care on this long trip.
29th October, 2012
We just wanted to let you know we thoroughly enjoyed our medina tour this morning! Our guide was excellent and provided all kinds of insight! Everything from the sheep to the tannery to the spices! There is clearly a lot to see and experience in Fez and we feel so fortunate to have seen and smelled and tasted just a bit of it! Many thanks to our guide and you for providing us with these special memories! Shukran,
13th October, 2012
Thank you so much for your attention to details and a wonderful trip, we really missed Anas for the rest of the trip, he looked after us well.
19th September 2012
السلام عليكم Fatima,
Just a short note to say thank you so much for organising a wonderful evening for me in Fez. The tour was great - really informative - and Ali is a great guy! You are a great asset to Plan-it Fez, with your brilliant English and fabulously warm personality :-) Wishing you lots of success for the future Insha'Allah, Merci et a la prochaine,
11th July 2012
Let’s Go with Ryanair
Tell Me Where to Go
“Go to a hammam for a nice relaxing massage” Stuart Jones via Facebook Thanks Stuart, thanks a bunch. I’m with Amine,another friend of Gail’s, at his local hammam, getting that nice relaxing massage you so kindly recommended; a massage that has so far involved being slapped, jumped on, and having my leg bent around another man’s head. At one point, when a bucket of water is thrown at me, I get up, optimistically assuming this is the end. “Not yet!” shouts Amine gleefully, as the masseur notes my attempted escape. As my skin is rubbed with a very rough cloth I think it can’t get more painful, before my moustachioed assailant goes into my shorts and continues the process on my buttocks. I am of course exaggerating for comedic effect. Well, slightly, the buttocks bit is definitely true. The massage is pretty amazing though and I leave feeling better than I have for ages. “The noises I made, do people usually do that?” I ask Amine. “Yes, this is normal,” he says, though I think he’s trying to make me feel better for being such a wuss. www.plan-it-fez.com”
7th June 2012
What’s new in Fez, Morocco
Islamic gardens tour
Fez may not give up its secrets easily but this new tour allows you to explore the hidden gardens of the medina’s ancient palaces and palatial riads. Shaded with citrus trees and perfumed with orange blossom, blood-red roses and sweet-scented jasmine, Islamic gardens were designed with tranquillity, reflection and relaxation in mind, earthly paradises to inspire spiritualism, inner peace and unity. You’ll learn about some of the ornamentation and decorative techniques used in Moroccan architecture, from floral motifs and geometry to ceramics and calligraphy, symbolic of the rich cultural heritage of the Islamic empire, as well as the mysteries behind the concept of charbagh, the four-part garden.
10th April 2011
Gail Leonard and Richard Sprenger
Fez medina, Morocco: a food tour, from tea and honey to camel spleen - video
Fez is Morocco’s culinary capital, but its labyrinthine medina, believed to be the world’s largest car-free urban area, can be hard to navigate. Gail Leonard of Fez Food is our guide as we visit the honey souk, try stuffed camel spleen and drop in on a local tea den – but pass on the steamed sheep heads.