By Suzanna Clarke
The Medina -- the previous urban -- of Fez is the best-preserved, medieval walled urban on this planet. inside of this bright Moroccan neighborhood, web cafes and cell phones coexist with a maze of donkey-trod alleyways, thousand-year-old sewer platforms, and Arab-style homes, stunning with complex, if frequently shabby, mosaic paintings.
While traveling in Morocco, Suzanna Clarke and her husband, Sandy, are encouraged to shop for a dilapidated, centuries-old riad in Fez with the purpose of restoring it to its unique attractiveness, utilizing simply conventional craftsmen and home made fabrics. So starts a notable event that's bewildering, every now and then hilarious, and finally immensely worthwhile.
A residence in Fez chronicles their meticulous recovery, however it can also be a trip into Moroccan customs and lore and a window into the lives of its humans as friendships blossom. while the riad is eventually back to its former glory, Suzanna reveals she has not only restored an previous condo, but additionally her soul.
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