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Souks of Marrakech, my Impressions.

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Jan 5th, 2012, 06:43 PM
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Souks of Marrakech, my Impressions.

For me the lasting impression was the assault on the senses. Visually the intensity of the colours, and the mishmash of goods in the stalls. I could not believe the number of shoes held in one shop. Far more than I have seen in a single Sydney store. Then there was the intermingled smell of herbs and leather and barbeque and metals and tangerines, and pervading all this was the sounds of tribal tam tams interspersed with the piercing call to prayer. I went to photograph the souks and hired a licensed guide who seemed to know everyone, and with his help, was welcomed into many stores without expectation of purchase and freedom to photograph. Without him, the experience was quite different, with most shopkeepers not wanting photos taken, and being persistent in trying to sell their merchandise. A more complete illustrated report is provided at http://www.artphototravel.net/middle...akech-morocco/ including images and maps. Hopes this helps with expectations.
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Jan 6th, 2012, 05:44 AM
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I love it GREAT report ate my first sheep's eyeball
over there in 1969.High Atlas Ultra last an awesome
race. Thanks for the most excellent posting/pics.
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Mar 12th, 2012, 03:00 PM
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Wonderful photos! We are going to Marrakech next weekend, and I love taking photos for my blog (www.eatdreamtravel.com) and am very concerned because I have heard it is difficult there. Would you mind telling me who your guide was? Thanks!
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Mar 12th, 2012, 06:20 PM
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Wow, it's really Fab report and wonderful Photos.
Thanks a lot for sharing this details, Marrakech is really amazing.
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Mar 12th, 2012, 09:26 PM
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What a fabulous review of your adventures in Marrakech. Thank you so much for sharing your photos and insights into this fasinating area-
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Mar 13th, 2012, 03:51 AM
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Wonderful pictures les, brings back happy memories, thanks for sharing!
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Mar 15th, 2012, 10:44 PM
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thanks for all your comments. Glad it was of use.
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Mar 19th, 2012, 03:08 PM
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Would you mind providing info on the guide you hired?
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Mar 20th, 2012, 08:32 AM
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Very colourful. Thanks for sharing! sharbear84 your accommodation can recommand a local guide for you, just specify in advance that you re behind a cultural guided tour rather than a shopping exhibiton.
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Mar 21st, 2012, 03:04 PM
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Thanks!
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