Marrakech - It has been six years since I last visited Fez, but during that visit I felt that I truly got to know the city, with the help of my friend Mark Willenbrock and an excellent guide, Farida. The route through the Bab Bou Jeloud, with its lines of jewelry stores, leather shops, scarves, and ceramics, is a well-known tourist attraction. Turning back to Bab Bou Jeloud, I cross over to another street, and find a superb bookshop with a wealth of English language titles many on Morocco. The Libraire Kounouz Al Maarifa is like manna from heaven for a Marrakech resident, starved of good books in English. I chose Journey into Barbary by Wyndham Lewis.

The Seffarine Sqaure in Fez Medina
Colin Kilkelly is an editor with 30 years in international publishing.