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3 Fes, Morocco

Fes might be the largest inhabited 
Arab medieval city in the world, but 
it’s also one of the smelliest.

In the heart of Fes el-Bali, the walled old town, the iconic Chouwara tanneries impact the nose as much as the eyes. Rows of colourful vats used to dye animal skin throw up the stink of pigeon poo – the ammonia from which is used to strip the skins.

Breathe it in and be glad you’re not one of the guys standing knee-deep in these vats all day long.

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