On This Day – The Souks of Marrakech

Even though travel restrictions are easing I am not yet minded to risk it so I still have no new stories to post so I continue to go through my picture archives and see where I was on this day at any time in the last few travelling years.

On 8th October 2010 I was in the Moroccan City of Marrakech…

Here was a whole new experience with street after street of shops all overflowing with things for sale that we didn’t need but each with an owner who didn’t understand this and was determined to part us from the cash in our wallets. The place was murderously busy with a stream of people oozing past the shops like a flow of molten human lava and progress was so slow we could only shuffle awkwardly as though our shoe laces were tied together and it was quite impossible to walk with any kind of normal rhythm.

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12 responses to “On This Day – The Souks of Marrakech

  1. Aaagh! It sounds thrilling in many ways, but exhausting too. Maybe you needed a massage after all that …

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  2. I did smile at the original, Andrew. You recreate the hustle wonderfully 🙂 🙂

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  3. It does sound like a COVID nightmare now, doesn’t it? I’m amazed how quickly I’ve been reconditioned to recoil in horror from any suggestion of crowds.

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  4. I just realized that takes me to a different blog. You must have changed somewhere along the line to your current blog. Or so I assume.

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    • This was my cunning plan to acquire more on- line capacity. Move out of date posts from the main post to another with just a link and clearing space for new posts.

      My problem was that I was downloading picture files taking up too much space and it took me a while to realise that. Now I reduce picture size so that I can continue to use the main site. Simple.

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  5. “….murderously busy…” I love your descriptions – so true!! 🤗

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