The Medina — the Vintage Town — of Fez is the most efficient-preserved, medieval walled Town on the planet. Within this colourful Moroccan group, web cafes and cellphones coexist with a maze of donkey-trod alleyways, thousand-12 months-Vintage sewer techniques, and Arab-taste homes, beautiful with difficult, if steadily shabby, mosaic paintings.

Whilst traveling in Morocco, Suzanna Clarke and her husband, Sandy, are impressed to shop for a dilapidated, centuries-Vintage riad in Fez with the purpose of restoring it to its authentic beauty, the use of handiest conventional craftsmen and home made fabrics. So starts a exceptional adventure that may be bewildering, every now and then hilarious, and in the long run immensely worthwhile.

A Area in Fez chronicles their meticulous recovery, however it’s also a adventure into Moroccan customs and lore and a window into the lives of its other folks as friendships blossom. Whilst the riad is after all back to its former glory, Suzanna reveals she has now not simply restored an Vintage Area, but additionally her soul.