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Finding Fez


“The heart and soul of this ancient city is the medina, a bona fide labyrinth of some 9,000 streets and alleyways. Within its fortifed walls is a hive of markets and makers, artisans sewing bright fabrics or hammering elaborate silverware. Women in hijabs pluck the choicest figs from a well-stocked cart, and wide-eyed cats wait for scraps as a butcher deftly cleaves a sheep’s head in two. Locals weave in and out, sampling, delivering, greeting. Life in the medina is chaotic, yet it works with a synchronicity that has been honed over centuries.”