November 24, 2016


shopping the marrakech souks

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Ik kan jullie zo 5 redenen geven om je luie gat richting Marrakech te bewegen

1) omdat het november is en een straaltje Marokkaanse warme zon heel erg welkom is.
2) omdat je eigenlijk nooit een reden nodig hebt om te reizen!
3) En hallooo, het is hier wel AFRIKA hé!
4) het exotische karakter valt absoluut niet te onderschatten...
5)Het zou wel eens goedkoper en veel meer fun kunnen zijn om dat ticket te boeken en te onderhandelen in de soeks, dan dure wijn te drinken in je luie zetel bij de haard terwijl je online zit te kopen.

I can give you five good reasons to get your lazy but on a plane to Marrakech.

1) because it's November and you could do with some sun.
2) because there is always a reason to travel
3) because héj! THIS IS AFRICA. not just any place on earth!
4) it's exotic beyond imagination
5) it might be cheaper to book a trip and get the fun on bargaining out here then to order and ship in your lazy corner in front of the fireplace.

Je hebt geen idee wat te kopen?

Dus waarom zou je er nog maar aan denken om de marsepijn en de tapas aan de kant te schuiven?
En net daar komen wij met de redding! Wij zijn altijd op jacht naar gemakkelijk te pakken en 'redelijk' gemakkelijk te onderhandelen items.
Beschouw het als een starterspack: 'shopping in de souks'

you have no idea what to shop?

So why bother to even think about coming from behind that glass of glue wine when you don't know what to expect out there?
Now that's what we did for you! Trendhunting the souks to see what's hot, easy to pack and has a fair level of 'how do I negotiate the price'.  Let's consider it a starter

The best, hottest items lined up for you:

handira poof

shopping the marrakech souks

Forget about the handira* and say HELLO handira poof.  It's hot, and even I needed a change after being bombed with handira blankets over the past 4 years.  The poof is THE new handira IT thing.  Basta!

ponpon blankets

when it has a ponpon, it's IN. It does not matter.  After the sequins, some clever Moroccan came one sunny day with a ponpon and voilà (pardon my french) EVERYTHING has a ponpon nowadays. However, keep it stylish and go for a nice wool blanket with ponpons. After all you will return to the bitter cold when you get back on that plane don't you?

goat fur babouches

shopping the marrakech souks

- Say hello to the IT shoe*.  We soooo love the hairy scary ones. I swear, you might think they run off by themselves.  COOL!! (and warm too 😚)

colourful baskets

shopping the marrakech souks

- And why don't we dare to go for some colour? Be honest, running around here in Marrakech will get you at a critical point of colour overload.  But, you will NOT be able to resist it. You will come home in your gray white wood Nordic inspired home and OMG there you are with this flashy pink and green basket. I know the feeling. You will first want to hide it from your friends. But then, you realise it looks STUNNING. Well done! you passed your comfort zone!!

anything with colour and bling to impress

shopping the marrakech souks
 - everyone has these nieces, uncles, mothers in law that one wants to impress, but not in spite of anything.  And yep, once again, we have you covered!  While hunting the souks for what really matters 😝 you just grab left and right and all these beautiful, colourful, pink and purple, shiny things for about 1 to 10 euro, pile up and...everybody is happy!

* handira: traditional Moroccan wedding blanket. Used as a cape by the bride on her wedding.
* it shoe: Babouches seem to be hot and trending. If you tell this to a Moroccan at the street he will look at you with a face as if he had known it all along...

   article by Marlène Pauly more articles by Marlène HERE

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