How do you imagine an "oriental" city? Magnificent mosques? The mellifluous echoes of unfamiliar music? Bustling street scenes? Colourful clothes? All of these, perhaps. But don’t forget the sensual overload of the bazaars, vibrant marketplaces, overflowing with carefully stacked pyramids of colourful fruit, places where you can find any kind of vegetable, taste and smell hundreds of spices, and try out your practical skills in economics and rhetoric.