The Beauty and the Beastly Smells of the Fez Medina February 26th 2014 There is mystery and music and intrigue for me in the names Fez and Marrakech. They sound exotic and foreign and romantic. Maybe even a touch dangerous or threatening.
I feel some excitement at the thought of seeing, feeling, hearing, even tasting the experience of locales that have only been names until now.
Both of these Moroccan cities have been immortalized in popular songs of my era:
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Africa » Morocco » Fès-Boulemane » Fes In 788, about a century after the Arab conquest of North Africa, successive Moorish dynasties began to rule in Morocco. In the 16th century, the Sa'adi monarchy, particularly under Ahmad AL-MANSUR (1578-1603), repelled foreign invaders and inaugurate... ... read more