Once back into the souks, we explored a bit more, until we found a cafe to sit and relax for a minute. Once we left the cafe we must have gotten turned around and confused because we got lost for quite some time. Finally a young boy of about 10 years old guided us back to the square, where we walked from there back down towards the spice markets. We did some last minute shopping before we went back to the Riad absolutely exhausted.
A couple of useful pointers and hints about Marrakech:
-Haggle! The vendors expect you to. Everything is already quite reasonably priced, but definitely haggle. It will not insult them, and they will settle on a price that is reasonable to both parties. Bring a price converter cheat sheet with you to check. This also goes for cab fares. Again it is also incredibly cheap, but there shouldn't be much reason to spend more than $5. The journeys are short.
-Almost everything you buy is handmade. Respect that. Buy as much as you can that you may possibly want because it will be nearly impossible to find the handmade goods from Morocco outside of Morocco, especially at such reasonable prices.
-Dress modestly or at your own risk. I read many conflicting pointers about this. I saw many tourists in tank tops and shorts. This is not respectful to their culture, and it makes you stand out even more as a tourist. I went with a maxi dress and a t shirt over it, and sandals.
-Most of the terrain is uneven-old cobblestone. Be careful.
-Like any other city, be mindful of your personal belongings.
-Drink lots of water. Especially when visiting in the summer, you will want to do lots of touring, but staying hydrated is key. Drink bottled water only. The locals do too.
-The people are friendly. Don't let your guard down, but it doesn't hurt to be friendly back to people who are being friendly and welcoming to you.
-Have fun, take lots of pictures, and enjoy.