The city of Fes is even more exotic than it sounds. The withering walls of the old settlement complete their promise of transporting you to the world of Middle Eastern civilization that thrived during their gilded history. Walking in Medina streets is an assault on the senses, a warren of narrow lanes and covered bazaars bursting with aromatic food stands, craft workshops, mosques, the cloud of incense wafting around your nostrils and an endless parade of people. The festival of Sufi Culture hosts a series of events each year including talks and debates, and some spectacular concerts held in the garden of the Batha Museum with Sufi musicians from across the world. If you are into soulful music than this is the event you must mark you presence on.