By Suzanna Clarke
The Medina -- the previous urban -- of Fez is the best-preserved, medieval walled urban on the planet. within this brilliant Moroccan group, web cafes and cell phones coexist with a maze of donkey-trod alleyways, thousand-year-old sewer structures, and Arab-style homes, wonderful with elaborate, if frequently 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 simply conventional craftsmen and home made fabrics. So starts off a amazing event that's bewildering, every now and then hilarious, and eventually immensely lucrative.
A condominium in Fez chronicles their meticulous recovery, however it is additionally a trip into Moroccan customs and lore and a window into the lives of its humans as friendships blossom. whilst the riad is eventually back to its former glory, Suzanna reveals she has not only restored an previous apartment, but in addition her soul.
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