Thursday, April 10, 2014

The Souk of Marrakesh

After two months without travel, we're hitting the road today!

So happy, I can't even tell you.  We're taking the car over to France on DFDS ferries
and spending the weekend in Dunkirk.
I'll be tweeting and instagraming if you want to follow along.

I had bigger plans for my posts this week,
but I'm still struggling to find the blog vs. full-time job balance.
So, today is a bit of a cheat, as I'm going to let the photos tell the story. 

If you can believe it, I'm still not finished talking about our Morocco trip.
Today, I'm going to share my photos from our exploration of the souk in Marrakesh.
After our struggles with the square, it felt wonderful to get lost in the souk.

It was much more relaxed and authentic.
This is where I tried my luck at haggling.  The shopkeeper was so encouraging and patient.
I brought home the most beautiful silver teapot.

Such a cliche, but Morocco is a feast for the senses.
And the camera lens.  Take a look.

Souk of Marrakesh, Morocco

Souk of Marrakesh, Morocco

Souk of Marrakesh, Morocco

Souk of Marrakesh, Morocco

Souk of Marrakesh, Morocco

Souk of Marrakesh, Morocco

Souk of Marrakesh, Morocco

Souk of Marrakesh, Morocco

Souk of Marrakesh, Morocco

Souk of Marrakesh, Morocco

Souk of Marrakesh, Morocco

Souk of Marrakesh, Morocco

Souk of Marrakesh, Morocco

Souk of Marrakesh, Morocco

Souk of Marrakesh, Morocco

Souk of Marrakesh, Morocco

Souk of Marrakesh, Morocco

Souk of Marrakesh, Morocco

Souk of Marrakesh, Morocco

Souk of Marrakesh, Morocco

Souk of Marrakesh, Morocco

Souk of Marrakesh, Morocco

Souk of Marrakesh, Morocco

 Pretty amazing place.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
I haven't said it enough lately but thank you so much for reading my blog.
It means the world to me to have these connections.  Thank you.

What do you think of the souk?



25 comments:

  1. Souks are always one of my favorite things about the Middle East! So many amazing things in there! Have an amazing time in France! Have a macaron for me :)

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  2. Looks amazing! I hope to get to Morocco soon! I love all of the colors, I can't imagine how you got out of there without buying one of everything! Your photos are beautiful.

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  3. those olive and spice bowls are amazing! have fun in dunkirk!

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  4. All those colors, amazing! I love the picture of all the turtles,what where they doing with a crate full of tiny turtles?

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  5. I'm glad it sounds like you had a better experience in the souk than in the square. I love how colorful your pictures are, and am definitely planning to leave space for a lantern if I ever make it to Morocco! I hope you enjoy your trip to France.



    Brittny
    www.awrittenjourney.com

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  6. Oh my, I love that last picture!! Have a great weekend! We hope to take a ferry trip to France soon as well :)

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  7. The colors and textures of these photos are so beautiful!

    http://liveitinerantly.com/

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  8. Globetrotter PostcardsApril 11, 2014 at 11:48 AM

    Beautiful photos. Any idea what the blue stones are?

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  9. Totally agree. Finding the balance between blogging and full time work is so hard. Great photos!

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  10. Beautiful photos! If you want to visit Lille, i'll be happy to show you around!

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  11. Thank you so much, Ann. I so appreciate you reading and commenting. Morocco was such a lovely place to photograph. Lille is definitely on the list! I'll be passing through next week on my way to Avignon for the weekend. So excited!!

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  12. Thanks, Sammy. Still working on the balance. Hence, my late response to this comment. So sorry.

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  13. Morocco is made for the camera lens. I barely took the camera away from my eye. So beautiful and unique.

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  14. Thanks, Debbie. I like the colors in the last one, too. I hope we can meet up soon! Would love to meet face to face.

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  15. Thanks, Brittny. France was wonderful. I'm going back next week to Avignon with some girlfriends. So excited!! Where are you off to next??

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  16. I'm hoping the turtles are all meant for pets. I think many of the riads have house turtles roaming around.

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  17. I wish I'd done more shopping while we were there. I really regret not buying some shoes. It was such an amazing place. We had a blast in Dunkirk. I've been editing photos all day.

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  18. Tracy, thanks so much for reading and commenting. I'm so glad that you connected. I've followed on bloglovin and twitter. Can't wait to read more about your adventures. Morocco is a wonderful destination.

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  19. I might have had two for you. ;)

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  20. Thanks, Andrea! When are you going to be crossing the pond. You all must be getting so excited!!!

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  21. I'm glad you had fun. France is definitely a favorite for me. We're off to Italy next week, and then we'll be home to Seattle for a couple graduations and to visit in June. It's crazy that in just a few weeks we'll be home after 9 months. How could it possibly be that long already?! :)


    Brittny

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  22. Globetrotter PostcardsMay 7, 2014 at 3:04 AM

    Really interesting. Ive never seen indigo like that.

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