Medina Travel Guide

Medina

If you can see the ramparts, you're either just inside or just outside the medina. In some respects not much has changed here since the Middle Ages. The medina is still a warren of narrow cobblestone streets lined with thick-walled, interlocked houses; designed to confuse invaders, the layout now serves much the same purpose for visitors. Donkeys and mules still deliver produce, wood, and wool to their destinations, and age-old crafts workshops still flourish as retail endeavors. When walking the narrow streets of the medina, keep to the right-hand side (and keep your shoulder-bag to the right also) as mopeds often zip through at great speed with little respect for window-shopping pedestrians.

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