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More Joy of Souks – Marrakech Edition

Marrakech, can hit like a hammer blow within minutes of arriving at the airport, but it really hits home, once the taxi parks in the ancient, narrow, side streets of the Medina. Most riads are located deep in the labyrinthine streets, where cars can’t reach, many visitors have heavy luggage and are unaware of how to reach their accommodation, so reliance …

The Joy of Souks

Browsing souqs (souks) whether in Morocco, Egypt or in Oman is always a fascinating experience. They are entirely different from western markets, hives of activity where haggling is usually not only encouraged but expected. Often bustling, especially in popular tourist destinations where visiting a souq is one of the one of the highlights of the trip. Alien experiences which allow …

The Marrakech Medina – Berbers and souks in Morocco

The tone of this trip to Marrakech, Morocco became apparent within the first hour or so of arrival. Sharing a ‘petit’ taxi with a French guy from the airport, the driver probably charged a little over the top but neither of us were in the mood for bartering. “An adventure had already been experienced however” The driver did not know …