by on June 17, 2009

Those who don’t believe in time-travel have never been to a medina (arabic word for city).  The only thing that has changed in the Medina is the people and the merchandise.  But it’s more than just shopping….within the city walls exists everything people need for daily life….schools, hospitals, markets, clothes stores and transportation…usually a combo of donkeys and carts(the only thing that will fit in the narrow streets).  Life exists as it has for ages…it’s an amazing place….it’s time travel.

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Papou June 17, 2009 at 11:27 pm

What you describe is, metaphorically speaking, a double-edged sword. These cultures have long deep-seated traditions that we have lost in the States; but that also means these cultures are so entrenched in their ways, they won’t consider any other way to think or do things.

Love the colors in the photo.

mom June 18, 2009 at 1:49 am

I loved going to the Medina, it is wonderful to experience something so very different than anything we have in America ,the people , the goods they sell,the traditions,the oldness of the medina itself,I love the huge wooden doors and the shops so full of stuff that you can hardly walk in them,it was an experience I will always cherish,thank you for letting me be a part of this most interesting place,I wish everyone could experience the Medina

Thillysings June 18, 2009 at 2:52 am

Fabulous photo!

Thillysings June 18, 2009 at 2:53 am

Fabulous photo! Thanks for sharing a bit of culture with us.

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