An hour out of Marrakech, heading towards the Atlas Mountains and the mountain village of Imlil, you will drive through the town of Asni. On market day it is jampacked with people and traffic. The market is huge and brimming with local produce, meat, poultry, clothes , hardware , you name it and it's there. Families from all the surrounding Berber hillside villages come by donkey, open truck or grand taxi to do their weekly shopping. Laden mules with their colourful blankets then cart the purchases up the mountain paths It is not a touristic market although wandering vendors are fairly persistent in trying to sell their jewellery, scarves and fossils. Without question it certainly would have to be the cheapest place to buy a tagine - 25 MAD or $2.50 US and that was the first price given. But would you bother to haggle over that - surely not !!!! It is a vibrant place giving true meaning to the term ’local colour’.