Don't pinch me because I don't want to wake up. I simply love Ryad Alya in Fes. This is the second time we've stayed and it's even lovelier than I remembered. The wonderful owner took us on a tour of ryads in the medina today, which was incredible. While I sort through those photos, I wanted to show you some of the beautiful Alya.
You should have high expectations for any ryad in Fes, because this is the artisanal capital of Morocco. Where men in courtyards carve ornate wood trim, and women tailor custom caftans. Craftsmen chip delicately away at zelige (handmade Moroccan tiles, pictured below) to create the beautiful mosaics found in Morocco, especially Fes.
The courtyard. (and my cute husband!)
Great heights...and beautiful plasterwork.
Some of my favorite zelige (tiles) in the Ryad.
Our yummy breakfast, with three different kinds of homemade jams!
The view of Fes from the roof terrace. See you in a day or two with pictures from the ryad tour!