Moroccan souks have to be visited. It's one of a kind experience, full of colour, diversity and life! You may not like them at first. It could be a cultural shock for you as the locals try to talk to you all the time from all sides at once. In Europe we have that habit that if someone talks to us they want to make us buy something or simply beg for money. That's why we prefer to pretend we don't see this person.
Here such manner is considered rude. Of course, the moroccans will be absolutely happy with you buy something from them! But they're actually even happier if you just give them few minutes of your time to take a look at their shops and listen to their stories. And if you are a good listener you will find some very intriguing stories that sound like fairytales!
At the souk we met a young merchant. He is only 15 years old but he is already running multiple shops there. We bought stunning ceramics from him which he claims are genuine Touareg made. Not sure if that is true, though, but no matter the story behind the product the plates that we bought are simply beautiful!
Do you bring local stories back home with you when you travel?