Snapshot Morocco: Into the souk

After 12 days, we gave in and shopped. It was hard resisting in the other cities we went to before Marrakech, but we held off because it would be cumbersome to travel with the extra weight in our bags.

I love my new bag

Lilliane, who is into the fifth month of her one-year RTW trip, happened to be in Marrakech the same time. We met up for dinner last night. It’s her last day today in Morocco, so off to the souk we go for some Moroccan goods: locally weaved scarves, leather bags and shoes, and argan oil.

Haggling is a must when shopping in the markets. While other shop keepers can be quite brusque and even aggressive, some are charming and quite accommodating. It also helped that there were 3 of us buying: it’s easier to ask for discounts.

A word of advise to those planning to shop in Morocco: ask where the items are from. At the scarf store, the shop keeper told us that some of their products are from India and China.

Photo by Cla Ines

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Article by Nina Fuentes

Nina doesn't aim to travel to every country in the world -- she just wants to travel to the places that means the most to her. She started traveling in 2006, and hopes to travel for as long as she can. Her travel blog, Just Wandering won the Best Travel Blog in the 2010 Philippine Blog Awards and in the 2011 Nuffnang Asia Pacific Blog Awards.

This Article Has 5 Comments
  1. kim and mj says:

    That’s a pretty bag! Na excite ako sa shopping:-D

  2. Lilliane says:

    Thanks for the company and favor, girls! Sorry I forgot to leave with you the map of Marrakech! See you again in Manila or maybe sooner somewhere else. :)

    • nina says:

      It’s no worries! We were able to find our way back to the Medina from the ville nouvelle on foot without the aid of any map :D

      It was great to run into you during your RTW! I hope our paths cross again in the coming months!

  3. kate says:

    looking forward to seeing the stuff you bought :D

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