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My "guide took me here" and after my interaction with these people I left my guide with them. My experience was same as all of those above. They give you an elaborate tour, offer you tea, then they start rolling out rugs so fast it'll...More
Ok, I have background in winding up pushy salesman, playing the ‘dumb blond’ and stringing them along when I feel like it, they annoy me and I have the time. This was one of those times. We too had a guide who had lived in...More
Our guide introduced us to his son during our tour of the Fes medina. His son had recently moved to New Zealand/Australia and decided to dropm out of college because he was making so much money from his 'import business'. Basically, he told us he...More
My Fes tour guide took me here as we're walking through the medina. Once we entered, our tour guide left and the group positioned themselves as purely educating us on carpets. They took us to the roof and proceeded downstairs, where they continued to "educate"...More
Under the guise of a rest stop on tours. Guides lead unsuspecting tourists fir a cup of tea and to see a beautiful home. It is beautiful but the idea is to trap people into buying over priced carpets and give commissions to this guides...More
They thought they were gng to have me spend money after all their shenanigans and lies, and they were very upset when I fell for none of it.
A :rich guy" names Mi'chelle too me here to buy rugs for his "palace", yet kept trying...More
Our local Fes guide took our tour group to Dar Benhayoune Carpets. We were ushered into what I would describe as an Arabian show room. Not particularly large, but going up several stories with balconies above. If I had to guess it was the covered...More
We were brought here by a knowledgeable guide named Ahmed. Ahmed asked us what we did for a living as we walked around the medina. He took us to Dar Benhayoune Carpets where we met with Amen, who claimed he was a full time student...More
This carpet shop is based in the centre of the Medina and please don't think it is anything else but that. After climbing about 5 floors to the roof we got shown into a small room where there were women demonstrating carpet knotting. They start...More
Don't shop at Dar Benhayoune Carpets in Fez. My wife and I were taken there by a guide and persuaded to buy three carpets through dishonest sales techniques. Learning that we were Canadians, the salesman claimed he'd lived in Canada and even showed us an...More