Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Not Your Average Farmer's Market


Tipped off by our host Chris as a must-see, we managed to catch the weekly market {known as the Souk} in a neighbouring town to Taghazout. Not only is the Souk a chance for villagers living in remote areas to stock upon their weekly goods, they are also THE place for socializing and catching up on village gossip. A slot of land is cordoned off and hundreds of sellers set up a little stands to sell their goods. You can find pretty much find everything from fabric to fruit & veggies to glassware and endless mounds of spices. We just wandered around and let ourselves be guided by the waves of people hustling and bargaining to get their watermelons and mint.. vital elements to any Moroccan meal. I must say out of our entire trip this was the first time I felt relieved to have my black pashmina with me to throw on my shoulders. I really only had my hair and feet showing but still felt to be underdressed. This Souk happened to bring out a very traditional crowd who weren't shy to stare. My advice, regardless off the heat always pack a pashmina in your day bag when traveling through a Muslim country.
xo Ashi

10 comments:

The Fancy Drifter said...

Wow, that market looks very cool! And I felt the same way (underdressed) when I was in Malaysia this year - it's so hard to know what's appropriate and what's not! Hope you had a great trip!

xDanielle

The Attic People said...

Looks like you's had an exciting trip filled with new adventures! Your photos look great and really tell a story :)

Carolina said...

what great photos! :) the colors are so vibrant!hope you can stop by my blog for some +vibes and inspiration :) XO

punkychewster said...

i love your photos! and i love vintage stuff so i will definitely check out your etsy store!

thanks for participating in the giveaway! good luck!

Julia Topaz, La Belle Oiselle said...

insanely wonderful pictures!

Laura Darling said...

Wow that looks so interesting! Thanks for sharing!

Belly B said...

Oh wow those pictures are STUNNING. They remind me of National Geographic pictures :)

<3 Belly B

Lynn {hearted girl} said...

Ashi, how i'd kill to wander through a market like that! what fun you guys are having and i'm loving how much of it you're sharing here too. amazing stuff! i'm thinking this is one of those kinda trips that will impact your life tremendously, for the better. thrilled you got this chance, journey on love!!!!

thank you for the blog design feedback you left for me, i was excited about that project so it means a lot that you liked it. xo ♥

Newlymeds said...

wow! beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing

Amber Rose, Laughing With Broken Eyes said...

What a magnificent place! Honestly I'd have never even thought about being underdressed but then, once you get there...

Anyhow, it looks absolutely amazing and really is a must-see. :)

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