Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Hello again. We are doing well, our last few days in Morocco. Eating a lot of greasy meats, which fortunately we love. So far the simplest, cheapest meals have been the best. Found ourselves in a kebab stall in the center of the Soukhs (Market stalls) yesterday (it looked a lot like the picture above) and had an excellent bowl of beans with...goat tounge? and chicken and liver kebabs. washed down with the best mint tea yet. For about $2. Things here are either very expensive or very cheap. A lot of Marrakech is tourist oriented. Authenticity is elusive.
Many of the stalls in the soukhs rely on tourists. There are tassels and carpets and simple leather shoes (babouche's), lanterns, tagines, pouffe's etc. All can be had fairly reasonably - haggling is essential. It's all rather overwhelming. Wandering though the mazes you convince yourself you need a little bit of everything. Buying things as souvenir's - just to have them makes me uncomfortable...but I have in fact left a fair amount of dirhams in Morocco.