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Published: November 17th 2016
Today was a memorable experience with a full day in & around the unique Medina of Fes, an old medieval city with a walled labyrinth of lanes and alleyways alive with craftsmen, markets, tanneries and mosques and a feast for the senses. The city is over 1200 years old & supports 300,000 residents but is fully functional with water, power, street cleaning, the oldest university in the world, many ornate mosques and eleberate homes & is unquestionably the spiritual and cultural heart of Morocco.
The City is unique in the world in that Muslims, Christians & Jews live in perfect harmony & are recognised as equals by the government (along with the Berbers who live elsewhere within Morocco) all these factors helped the city achieve World Heritage listing.
The lanes are only wide enough for walking or for laden donkeys when the cry of "ballac" may be heard meaning get out of the way.
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