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Here is my first UNESCO card from Africa! It comes from Agi in Croatia and shows the Bab Bou Jeloud, the gate to the Medina in Fes, Morocco.

 

The Bab Bou Jeloud, or “Blue Gate,” leads into the walled city of Fes el Bali, listed as a UNESCO site under the name “Medina of Fes.” It was founded in the 8th century CE and is home to the world’s oldest university and the world’s largest car-free urban area.

Agi was in Fes for only a day but got terribly lost in the medina. This beautiful historic place is probably not the worst place to get lost, though, and Agi made it out OK. She didn’t have time to send the card from Morocco, but the Croatia stamps used are really great:

 

Both stamps are quite large so you can easily see the details on them. The fluffy ragdoll cat is quite cute, but I like the Nikola Tesla stamp even more. Tesla was a really cool engineer/scientist who is responsible for our modern-day use of an AC power system, harvesting the hydroelectric power of Niagara Falls, and envisioning lots and lots of our modern technologies years ahead of everyone else. Although he was an American citizen and lived in the United States most of his life, he was born and raised in Croatia, and they are understandably quite proud of him.

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