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