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  Berber Pharmacy, Ouarzazate, Morocco
by suvanki
  • Berber Pharmacy, Ouarzazate, Morocco - Ouarzazate
      Berber Pharmacy, Ouarzazate, Morocco
    by suvanki
  • Berber pharmacy, Ouarzazate - Ouarzazate
      Berber pharmacy, Ouarzazate
    by suvanki

After visiting Zagora for a night in the desert/ camel ride,as part of our tour, we returned briefly to Ouarzazate, and stopped off at this herbalist/berber pharmacy.

I'm afraid my heart sank- I'd 'done my 'apprenticeship' of Berber pharmacies' during my visits to Marrakesh, where I'd become au fait with the routine/chat involved with attempting to sell the various herbs, spices, oils etc. and I'd got a stock of the aforementioned back home in the UK!

However, for most of my fellow travellers, this was their 1st experience, so I decided to 'grin and bear it'

Yes, he had the usual wares, however, his demonstration was added to by applying kohl eyeliner and berber markings to a couple of our group, and his imaginative use of a gourd!!!

I didn't buy anything, but I did enjoy his sales patter/technique, and quite a few of our party did purchase goods.

(Please see my Marrakesh, tips for more info re Berber Pharmacies)

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  • Updated Aug 19, 2007
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