Fez - Morocco

In the heart of Morocco lies a one-time fortress city that still has an air of secrecy—in its maze of alleyways,
its quiet cloisters, its windowless houses. Once known as "the well-guarded," Fez sits in the lap of two bare, low hills and spills beyond its ramparts onto the wide and fertile plain that stretches south to the mountains of the Middle Atlas.

Fez has always been a mysterious hillside fortress
of scholarly intrigue and religious refuge, and even now travel there offers an air of intellectual and spiritual sanctuary. With no noise from cars or trucks to distract you, a walking tour through its covered medina offers a pure contemplation rare in any modern town.