By Suzanna Clarke
The Medina -- the outdated urban -- of Fez is the best-preserved, medieval walled urban on the earth. inside of this bright Moroccan neighborhood, web cafes and cellphones coexist with a maze of donkey-trod alleyways, thousand-year-old sewer platforms, and Arab-style homes, stunning with tricky, if usually shabby, mosaic paintings.
While touring 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 in basic terms conventional craftsmen and home made fabrics. So starts a notable event that's bewildering, now and then hilarious, and finally immensely profitable.
A apartment 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. whilst the riad is ultimately again to its former glory, Suzanna reveals she has not only restored an outdated condominium, but additionally her soul.
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