Street vendors in Fes, Morocco
Walking through the medinas in the various cities we visited during our stay in Morocco I felt a certain amount of sensory overload. I had to concentrate on where I was going in a very strange environment and that was hard enough, even with a tour guide watching out for each one of us. Then there was the problem of twisting lanes and narrow streets crowded with shoppers; the bustling mass of people is something we only occasionally experience here in Australia.
Then there was the aromas of all the different foods on sale, from chickens to fish to spices and on to vegetables, fruits, pastries and a whole raft of smells with which I was quite unfamiliar. The kaleidoscope of colours added further to the onslaught on my senses plus the pulsating noises everywhere.
Quite an experience really.