Fes or Fez? Who Knows? Either Way, It’s Great.

During our visit with our part-time expat son and daughter-in-law in Spain, we hopped a plane and spent a weekend in Morocco.  An earlier post shared our experiences in The Blue City (Chefchaouen).  Here I’d like to share some photos of Fez or Fes, Morocco.  I’ve tried to research the correct spelling because I see it both ways everywhere, but the jury is still out, at least on the internet.  There are statements for Fez and statements for Fes.  I think it depends on which language you are translating into.

I will say this. In the city itself, I always saw it as Fes.  So, that’s what I’ll go with here.

We spent most of our time in the medina, the old part of the city, with narrow and winding streets.  Pedestrians and donkeys only.  We did see one sign that said, “no donkeys.”

It is like walking into another world in years past. Intriguing. Colorful. Exotic.

So, today, just a photo spread of Fes (or Fez).  Let the photos do the talking.







2 thoughts on “Fes or Fez? Who Knows? Either Way, It’s Great.”

  1. Hello,
    What a great blog! My husband and i are looking forward to being part time expats – part time in Spain and part time in the USA. Do you have any recommendations on how to cover health insurances needs? Do we need a plan in each country? If you know any links you can point me to, I’d be very grateful, since I can’t seem to find part time health insurance info anywhere.

    1. Hello! Thank you so much for your comment and interest. I am excited for your adventure. My wife and I just returned from being in Spain for several weeks. We love it. And it is a great place to be a part-time expat.

      Regarding your questions about healthcare – I can share what I know. If you are medicare age, your medicare insurance will only cover you in the U.S. So, yes, you would need separate policies in each country. If you are not medicare age, you may be able to get an international policy that might cover you in both countries, but usually they won’t cover in the U. S. Some traveler’s insurance will cover you for 6 months at a time. I would check to see if Spain has public health care. If so, it might be advantageous for you to become residents in Spain to access that when you are there. You would have to see how many days per year you are required to be in Spain to be a resident.

      Blue Cross has an overseas plan in Costa Rica, where we are part-time expats. There may be several such companies in Spain also. I would suggest that you go to Facebook and join expat groups in Spain. Once you are members in those groups, you can ask questions of expats in Spain, and you will probably fine a treasure trove of information. I just seach “expats in Spain” or some such thing. I am a member of many such groups around the world, and people are very happy to share information.

      I’m sorry I don’t more information specific to Spain – I just don’t have expat experience there, but I hope some of these suggestions will put you on a successful path. Feel free to contact me any time. I’m happy to be of help, if I can.

      And thanks again for writing and reading my blog. I hope to hear of your journey as you move toward being part-time expats in Spain. Keep in touch. 🙂

      A Part-Time Expat

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