The Souk is the lifeblood of any North African or Middle Eastern village, town or city. It is the market and and it’s where people gather to shop, gossip, eat and catch up with their neighbours.
Fez in Morocco has one of the oldest Souks in the world. Its 9,000 alleyways are a great place to wander, explore and experience life. Fez has also done a great job in preserving their Souk and with it their traditional way of life. They’ve managed to balance this with tourism which is a real testatment to their love of their city.
Preserving history is critical if we want to retain the lessons of the past and thus the Souk in Fez is a great example for all of us.