Wednesday, November 26, 2014

More on shopping in Morocco, including in the souks of Fes, Rabat and Marrakech. And about a designer dress from 33 Rue Majorelle.




In Morocco until this weekend, living a Travelife, our group of Travelife Magazine readers and friends had great fun visiting the souks of Fes, Rabat and Marrakech.




We also went to some of the best stores and boutiques in Morocco.

What a feast for the senses these places all were, with so many beautiful designs and colours.

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NO SOUK IS ALIKE.
ABOUT THE SOUKS OF FES,
RABAT AND MARRAKECH.

Each souk of Morocco is slightly different, so we enjoyed visiting each one, at least in the cities we visited.

The souk of Fes, for instance, is still very much unchanged from centuries past and it's full of local colour. It's also a maze of alleyways that you can very easily get lost in.



The souk of Marrakech, on the other hand, is very touristic and completely crowded unless you go on off-hours.

But there's lots of variety for those willing to explore the alleyways.


The souk of Rabat is more tame.

One main road of the souk, in particular, is very wide and uncrowded so it's nice to shop here without harassment -- or without having to take care every few seconds in case you're toppled over by a whizzing motorbike or a donkey laden with goods.

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TOO BAD THE STORE'S CLOSED

On my visit to the souk in Rabat in June with the Travel Companion, I found a contemporary boutique selling edgy Moroccan-inspired clothing at reasonable prices.

This was where I found a lovely and ever so unique red blouse for around 40 euros.


This time around in Morocco, with our group of Travelife Magazine readers and friends, I went back to the souk of Rabat hoping to pick up a couple more blouses and dresses.

Each time I wear this red blouse from the souk of Rabat, you see, I get a lot of compliments.

Unfortunately, the shop was closed that day we visited.

33 RUE MAJORELLE.
ONE OF MY FAVORITE STORES.


However, in Marrakech, I took everyone to 33 Rue Majorelle, which is one of my favourite stores in Morocco.

Here I found a very unique black dress created by one of Morocco's edgiest designers. It also had a rather hefty price tag -- at least, heftier than the 40 euro blouse I got in Rabat last June.

But I tried it on and everyone said I should buy it.

"That looks perfect for Tokyo," said one of them. It really did look great for Tokyo, I had to concede.

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MEMORIES OF A TRAVELIFE

And so I closed my eyes and handed over my credit card to the girl at the counter. A few seconds later, I half-regretted it, but the deed was done and the dress was in a shopping bag in my hand.

But later on, back in the hotel, I tried it on again and I loved it.

And each time I wear it, I will remember this truly wonderful trip to Morocco with Travelife Magazine readers and friends, when everyone with me was also happily living a never-endingly eventful Travelife.  

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