Allow me to dispel some rumors that you may hear from local shopkeepers while you are walking the souks in Marrakech. There is no special auction today at the tanneries because of an unnamed festival which is ending today. No, the museum is not closed today. Whichever way the shop owner is pointing you, that's not the right way. And, most importantly, if you remember nothing else, remember this: The price they are offering you is not a special price. It's not a democratic price. Unfortunately, it's probably twice the amount they would have accepted for that Berber scarf you just had to have.
No matter how many warnings you read in blogs just like this one, you will most likely be fooled in the souks; you will make a mistake, you will pay thirty dirham and then realize that five would have done the trick. Because you are a tourist, a stranger in a strange land, and no matter how much you try to "live, eat, and drink like a local", you will need some help to truly find all that Marrakech has to offer. That's where Marrakech Food Tours comes in.Read More