03 Sep '12, 9am

Confronting the counterfeit problem head on…

Confronting the counterfeit problem head on…

I have lived a relatively sheltered life when it come to holidays. As a youngster it was the golden beaches of St Ives, then the safe environments of five star all inclusive resorts on the Med. But as you get older, and more exotic destinations become accessible, wanderlust takes over. And that is why I’m writing this sitting on the Terraces L’Alhambra, overlooking the chaos of Jamaa El F’na, the centre of life in Marrakech. To my left I can see snake charmers using music to make their serpents dance. Just behind them storytellers hold the attention of small crowds dining on freshly grilled meat from the make-shift barbecues set up in the middle of the hub-bub. But what has really grabbed my attention are the small shops and stalls selling branded football shirts and luxury branded clothes. These are the stalls being frequented by the tourists whilst the locals who try and...

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