Sophisticated Living Indianapolis

JUL-AUG 2012

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IMPERIAL ADVENTURE Written by Bridget Williams Les Cigognes DISCOVERING THE MAGIC OF MOROCCO Tough I will never forget the aromas, when queried, I struggle to find words descriptive enough to encapsulate them. How does one communicate the simultaneous experience of perfume and pungent, an affront to the senses that has yet to be rivaled by any other place I've visited in the world? Such is the dilemma when describing my whirlwind tour of the imperial cities of Morocco: Fes, Marrakech, Meknes and Rabat, as well as brief stops in Casablanca, Chefchaouen and Volubilis. With legacies as distinct as the dynasties they represented over the millennia, each imperial city offered an expected glimpse of ancient traditions, but more surprising was the cohabitation of cosmopolitan ideals. 36

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