I have this strange passion for markets. All kinds of markets. Whenever I go to a new Moroccan city, a souk is on my must-see list. They all may seem the same- messy, loud, crowded, different scents floating in the air- but each time I go there, there is something new, something that catches my eye, something that I truly want to possess, taste or capture in a photo.
In an open-air market you can get fresh meat, good quality, natural cosmetics, traditional clothes for a good price, spices, vegetables and even things for sorcery. You can also have a beautiful henna pattern done on your feet and hands.
This souk is not visited by tourists. No guide will take you here, no travel agency will offer a trip to this place. It is the essence of Morocco. The realest, traditional market. Authentic, like ages ago!
Check out photos from a market in Habous, Casablanca:
|butcher, a lovely guy!|
|butcher “shop” ;)|
|Olive market. Here you can find any olives that you can think of: sliced, with seeds, without, in harissa, herbs, lemon…|
|Paradise for olive lovers. Kilo of olives for 16 dhs (1,5 euro)|
|That’s what harissa is made from: spicy peppers!|
|Sugar cane juice seller. A very refreshing drink! 5 dhs a glass|
|herbs and spices- the best quality will be found in markets (not the touristy ones)|
|Those tiny objects made of clay are: a traditional blush/lipstick and pumice!|
|spices, herbs and beauty products: in pink boxes rose water from the south of Morocco. Nice alternative for water and make-up removers|
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