Final full day in Morocco today. Started, for a change with a relax by the pool. Whilst Rachael was happy enough there and not enthused about another trip into the souk after yesterday’s hustle and bustle I needed to exchange a few items I had purchased!
After a while the bartering gets on your nerves, you are bartering for everything. Need a taxi? then barter the fare, want a drink? then barter the price, want to buy something? then haggle until you are within an inch of your wallet … and then haggle over the tip that you are expected to give the seller for his hard work! WTF!
Personally I can’t wait to get back into the UK and just pay the over inflated prices, opposed to haggling down the stupidly over inflated prices to an acceptable over inflated price!
Anyway, whilst I was back in the main square I took some more shots, whilst swiping away the various people asking for money because I had taken their photo!
This guy symbolised it all …. Hopelessly sat on the floor pulling the bow across his violin in a way that I was able to do after having the same instrument for a minute in junior school. After several terrible notes he would hold out his hat and ask for money. Failing to get any he would up and move to another spot in the square! Priceless.
Sorry, if you feel sorry for some of these people you will be as poor as some of them yourself in two minutes!