A new friend in the medina – Fes, Morocco. 2013

I recently met this gentleman while shopping with family in the Fes medina.  His shop is directly across from the shop / workshop of another friend of ours and we chatted about home-stay programs and preservation of the medina, a sensitive subject to many of those still living inside of the medina walls.

Another fantastically nice new friend.  Fes, Morocco.
Another fantastically nice new friend. Fes, Morocco.

Preservation of the medina and the old ways of life is a serious matter.  Many of the merchants and medina residents welcome those who wish to renovate derelict riads and dars though fear a loss of tradition and rapidly increasing costs of goods and services.

I am looking forward to catching up with him again to talk shop and share a few rounds of scalding hot mint tea.

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