Every day, our comings and goings took us through the souks in The Medina, the living, breathing, beating heart of this lively city.
These bazaars are much more than a touristic attraction, this is where the locals create, produce, market and sell their wares.
As they have been for hundreds of years the narrow, cobbled roads are busy with rumbling carts bringing products from the surrounding hills and countrysides into the stalls.
I think these are hops drying in the sun.
This is also where the locals go to shop.
Here, they can buy local ripe pomegranates, citrus and bananas
and an abundance of dried dates.
There’s even a little take~out to be found. Here are clay pots filled with meaty stews, all cooked in a fiery stove and ready to be reheated and served at home, like the pot of stew Mr. Splendid enjoyed at Terrace des Epices.
Perfect with a side of grilled corn.
Or, if you had the time, you could buy your favorite cut of beef to prepare for dinner.
It’s all here in the souk.