brass vendors at the Quartier Habous Bazaar in Casablanca, Morocco
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Casablanca’s Quartier Habous is the 1930s result of Morocco’s French rulers imagining what an idealized medina might look like. It’s a clean and ordered civic space, with a relaxed air that encourages visitors to poke through its market stalls and souvenir shops. There are several good cafés where you can take a break from browsing with a pastry and glass of hot mint tea.